Attempted murder charges have been filed against a teen who was riding in a car that tried to strike a police officer after a store robbery off North Michigan Avenue.
The officer fired a shot at the car as it sped
from the American Apparel store at 46 E. Walton St. around 6 p.m. on Nov. 18 but
he did not hit anyone.
Devontae Anderson, 17, of the 6100 block of South
Eberhart Avenue, has been charged with attempted murder of a peace officer,
aggravated assault to a peace officer and retail theft.
In court today a judge set bail at $100,000 for
Anderson, who has a juvenile background of retail theft and a battery which
occurred four days prior to the Mag Mile incident.
Just four days before the robbery, Anderson had pleaded guilty to
On Nov. 18, Anderson and the three
others parked near American Apparel. He and two others went and grabbed $2,568
worth of clothing from racks and ran back to the car.
A police officer spotted them and stood in front
of the car and ordered them to stop.
The driver headed toward the
officer, who jumped out of the way and fired one shot through the windshield on
the driver’s side but didn’t hit anyone. The car, with Anderson in the back
seat, smashed into two parked cars while fleeing.
split the proceeds, and Anderson gave the driver $40 for the damage to his
Anderson was arrested after he told a friend
about the robbery and the friend went to police.
Warrants have been
issued for the three other people