4 charged with carjacking woman at gunpoint in Morgan Park

CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) - Two men and two teenage boys were charged with an armed carjacking early Monday in the Far South Side Morgan Park neighborhood.

A 43-year-old woman was sitting in her vehicle about midnight in the 1000 block of West 115th Street when four people walked up, pointed a handgun at her and demanded her vehicle, according to Chicago Police.

The carjackers – 20-year-old Darius Toran, 20-year-old Mekial Moore, a 17-year-old boy and a 16-year-old boy – then got into the vehicle and grabbed the woman’s purse and cellphone before driving away, police said.

They were arrested a short time later after a foot pursuit by Calumet District officers, police said. All four were charged with felony counts of aggravated vehicular hijacking with a firearm and armed robbery with a firearm.

Moore, who lives in the West Pullman neighborhood on the Far South Side, was also charged with manufacture or delivery of marijuana between 30 and 500 grams, police said. The 16-year-old was charged with unlawful use of a weapon by a person under 21 years old.

Moore and Toran, who lives in the South Side Englewood neighborhood, were both ordered held without bail during a hearing Tuesday before Judge John F. Lyke Jr., according to Cook County court records. Both men were due back in court April 2.

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