Riverdale man charged in January 23 carjacking incident

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Gunshots and rolled over vehicle in Lansing began with Hammond, Indiana, carjacking

information provided by the Lansing Police Department

LANSING, Ill. (January 25, 2021) – On January 23, 2021, at approximately 7:18pm, the Lansing Police Department responded to the Marathon Gas Station, located at 17700 Torrence Ave., for a report of shots fired and a roll-over accident.

Upon arrival, officers located a black Audi 4-door vehicle that was rolled over, on its side, resting in the parking lot of the China Chef, located at 17657 Torrence Ave. There was a 15-year-old subject nearby, on the sidewalk, who sustained a gunshot wound to the body. Lansing Paramedics responded to the scene and transported the subject to Munster Community Hospital, where he was later pronounced deceased. It was also discovered that two other subjects had sustained gunshot wounds during this incident. They were both transported to area hospitals where they were treated and ultimately released.

Witnesses on scene observed several subjects exit the rolled-over Audi and flee inside Walmart, located at 17625 Torrence Ave. Officers responded to Walmart, where they ultimately located and detained four juveniles.

It was quickly learned that several subjects committed a carjacking in Hammond, Indiana, about an hour prior to the above Lansing incident. A black Audi was taken in the Hammond carjacking. That same stolen Audi was then used in an attempt to commit another Aggravated Vehicular Hijacking, on a white Chevy Malibu, in the Marathon lot. Gunshots were fired from both vehicles. The offenders got back into the stolen Audi and fled the scene, and they later crashed on Torrence Ave., causing the vehicle to roll over and come to a rest in the China Chef lot.

The Lansing Police Department worked with the South Suburban Major Crimes Task Force on this investigation. Daquan Mccree, age 25 of Riverdale, was charged with Unlawful Use of a Weapon by Felon. A juvenile was also charged with Unlawful Use of a Weapon. The investigation is still on-going, and LPD is also waiting on the results of forensic evidence, submitted to the Illinois State Police Crime Lab.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Lansing Police Department at 708-895-7150.

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The Lansing Police Department is located at 2710 E 170th Street in Lansing, Illinois. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)
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