15-year-old boy charged with attempted carjacking in Little Village

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A 15-year-old boy has been charged with an attempted carjacking Wednesday morning that ended in a crash in the Southwest Side Little Village neighborhood.

Shortly before 9:30 a.m., the teenager tried to steal a car in the 2600 block of South Avers with its 52-year-old owner still inside, according to Chicago Police.

After a struggle, the car struck a fence, police said. The man was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in good condition.

The boy was taken into custody and charged with a felony count of aggravated vehicular hijacking and  misdemeanor counts of battery and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, police said. His name was not released because he is a juvenile.