By T. C. Mayfield and P. J. McNeal, The Chicago Times

January 3, 2022

WEST CHICAGO, IL – Two Chicago men have been charged for the carjacking of a West Chicago man.

Andre Turner, 19, of the 7500 block of Winchester Avenue and Tyrell Loury, 19 of the 7200 block of S. Phillips Avenue have been charged with one count of Aggravated Vehicular Hijacking with a Firearm and one count of Aggravated Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle, according to the DuPage County State’s Attorney.

According to the West Chicago Police Department, on December 29, police responded to a call on Alamance Drive for a carjacking.  The victim said he was about to enter his Mercedes-Benz in an attached garage when he heard someone say, “give me your keys.” 

The victim said two masked men stood before him with one pointing a gun at his stomach.  When the victim surrendered his car, one of the masked thugs got into the driver’s seat, while the other returned to a white car parked in front of the victim’s home.

According to West Chicago police, the Chicago Police Department assisted in tracking the vehicle with helicopter surveillance.  Chicago police tracked the stolen vehicle through the south side of Chicago until it parked near 65th and King.

Turner and Loury fled the parked vehicle.  Loury was caught after a foot pursuit by police, while Turner was later arrested on December 31. There was no mention as to when the two suspects rejoined in the stolen vehicle or the whereabouts of the white vehicle.  Police later recovered a loaded Springfield XDM .45 caliber handgun in a dumpster.

According to the DuPage County State’s Attorney, Turner’s bail was set at $600,000 while Loury’s bail was set at $500,000.  Turner and Loury could face a penalty of 21 to 45 years in prison.

Both suspects are expected back in court on January 24.

Photo: Andre Turner and Tyrell Loury, DuPage County State’s Attorney