Illinois man wanted in three carjackings arrested in Milwaukee
MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- A source tells FOX6 News a Beach Park, Illinois man sought by authorities for his alleged role in three carjackings in the Chicago area was arrested in Milwaukee on Tuesday, December 24th.
The suspect is identified by authorities as 34-year-old Rockie Douglas.
The Chicago Police Department, Illinois State Police, federal partners and other law enforcement agencies have been looking for Douglas since December 20th, the date of the first carjacking.
Douglas is suspected in three separate carjackings -- one of which resulted in the death of an 11-year-old boy. Donovan Turnage was killed after Chicago police say Douglas crashed into the vehicle the boy was riding in with his father and older brother.
Once Douglas was identified as the suspect, a manhunt was initiated by several law enforcement agencies. Numerous investigative leads were worked, which culminated in Douglas’ arrest by U.S. Marshals from the Chicago and Milwaukee Offices at approximately noon on Tuesday at a McDonald’s drive-through, located near Teutonia and Villard in Milwaukee.
Rockie Douglas arrested at Milwaukee McDonald's near Teutonia & Villard
Douglas initially attempted to use the female passenger in the vehicle as a shield, but then gave up without a struggle and was taken into custody.
Shantoria Nellum was working her normal shift at the McDonald's restaurant when the arrest was made on Christmas Eve.
"It shook the building. We felt it. We heard it. I didn't know what it was at first except everyone looked out the window and then we seen the car smashed up against the brick window," Nellum said.
The car wasn't pushed into the building on its own. U.S. Marshals and Milwaukee police officers pinned the blue Honda in the McDonald's drive-thru to make sure the driver didn't flee.
"All of a sudden he pulled out a big ol' gun on the fugitive and they told him 'get out,'" Nellum said.
The McDonald's was closed for about two hours before finally reopening.
"Now everybody's just crazy -- talking about what happened and it's just crazy," Nellum said.
Douglas is also suspected in a number of other robberies and criminal incidents from Chicago into Wisconsin.
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