The final suspect has been charged in connection with an Aurora carjacking and shooting in January that left a woman paralyzed.
Darrell Frazier, 18, of the 17700 block of Burnham Avenue in Lansing, has been charged with one count of aggravated battery with a firearm, one count of aggravated vehicular hijacking, one count of armed violence and two counts of possession of a stolen motor vehicle, all felonies. He is in custody in the Kane County Jail on a $500,000 bond.
At 4 p.m. Jan. 16, Aurora Police’s 911 Telecommunications Center received numerous calls for reports of a shooting and a carjacking in the Wendy’s parking lot in the 1200 block of North Orchard Road. When officers arrived, they found the victim on the ground in the parking lot with a gunshot wound to her back.
Aurora Fire Department paramedics arrived on the scene and immediately transported the woman to an Aurora area hospital. Detectives learned that the victim was eating inside her SUV in the Wendy’s parking lot when numerous offenders approached the vehicle, opened the door, and started attacking her, according to police.
She was pushed over the center console, shot in the spine, then pulled from the vehicle and thrown on the ground.
Officers found a 2011 Ford Escape in the parking lot that was very low on gas. Detectives learned the Ford Escape had been taken in another aggravated vehicular hijacking that occurred near Barber Greene Road and County Line in DeKalb County.
Detectives learned that the suspects in that incident were also involved in other aggravated vehicular hijackings in the Chicago metro area, prior to the DeKalb and Aurora incidents. Detectives believe the gun used in the Aurora incident was stolen during another aggravated vehicular hijacking in the Chicago metro area.
The police department had previously announced the arrests of a 16-year juvenile and Edward James McGee, 26, of the 15600 block of Turlington Avenue in Harvey in connection to the incident. McGee has been charged with felony counts of aggravated battery with a firearm, aggravated vehicular hijacking, armed violence and possession of a stolen vehicle on connection to the incident. He remains in Kane County Jail on a $500,000 band.
Another suspect in the incident was shot and killed during an aggravated vehicular hijacking in Lansing. On Tuesday, detectives followed up on a lead for the fourth suspect in Lansing and took Frazier into custody without incident