After reportedly attempting to carjack a retired Chicago police officer in his Lawndale driveway on Sunday, a shootout ensued that left the juvenile wounded and the retired officer shot four times. The 17-year-old is now facing attempted murder charges.
Mareon Jones was apprehended later that day after turning up at a hospital dressed exactly as he had during the assault, according to Cook County Assistant State’s Attorney Danny Hanichak.
Due to a three-year-old carjacking conviction, he was currently on probation.
At the retired officer’s residence on Sunday afternoon, according to the prosecution, Jones and a third person got out of an Audi SUV while the retired officer waited in a parked automobile in the 3800 block of West Grenshaw.
Hanichak claimed that Jones approached the passenger door brandishing a 9 mm rifle while his accomplice approached from the driver’s side brandishing a handgun.
Hanichak stated the police refused to give them any money when they demanded it. The retired policeman parked his car in his driveway, stepped out, and took a position behind another vehicle.
Hanichak reported that the 59-year-old retired police officer was shot three times in the arm and once in the belly.