Rockie Douglas / Photo from Chicago Police
BY BECKY SCHLIKERMAN AND JORDAN OWEN
The man who allegedly committed a series of carjackings this weekend in Chicago, leading to the death of an 11-year-old South Side boy, was captured Tuesday while apparently placing an order at a McDonald’s drive-thru in Milwaukee, authorities said.
“He was at the window,” U.S. Marshal Supervisor Douglas Bachert said about Rockie Douglas.
Douglas, 34, was with a woman in his car when he was apprehended, Bachert said.
Douglas was the subject of a manhunt by Chicago, state and federal authorities for his crime spree this weekend in Chicago. Police had said he may have been driving a light blue 2007 four-door Honda Accord with Illinois license plate X144777.
Chicago and state police say Douglas began a series of carjackings in Chicago on Friday, when he allegedly stole a green Dodge Caravan at 11:20 a.m. in the 800 block of West Irving Park Road.
Police said they tried to pull him over about 12:30 p.m. Saturday in the 5000 block of South Princeton Avenue, but he fled and crashed into an SUV in Englewood carrying 11-year-old Donovan Turnage near West Garfield Boulevard and South Halsted Street.
Turnage, of the Chicago Lawn neighborhood, was pronounced dead a short time later and the Cook County medical examiner’s office ruled the death a homicide. Meanwhile, Douglas allegedly stole a second car and got away.
Turnage was on his way to get a Christmas haircut with his father and older brother when he was killed.
“He took our angel from us,” the boy’s mother, Annette Turnage, 51, said of the carjacker.
Turnage was a fifth-grader at Morrill Math & Science School.
His mother said he loved football and video games, had a pet bird and a pet turtle and loved being with his family.
Losing him just days before Christmas “is very painful,” she said. “He was looking forward to opening his presents on Christmas.”
Police said he stole a third vehicle, the 2007 Honda Accord, after the second stolen car broke down in the western suburbs.