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11-Year-Old Boy on His Way for Christmas Haircut Killed by Speeding Carjacker

Update: U.S. Marshals capture suspect in Milwaukee.

Donovan Turnage, 11, of Chicago Lawn, was killed Saturday morning. Police suspect 34-year-old Rockie Douglas (right), who remains at large.
Donovan Turnage, 11, of Chicago Lawn, was killed Saturday morning. Police suspect 34-year-old Rockie Douglas (right), who remains at large.

Update, Tuesday, Dec. 24, 1:15 p.m.

Rockie Douglas, wanted in connection with carjackings and the death of an 11-year-old boy on the South Side, was captured Tuesday at the drive-thru window of a Milwaukee McDonald's, according to the U.S. Marshal's Office.

“He was at the window,” U.S. Marshal Supervisor Douglas Bachert told the Chicago Sun-Times. Douglas had a woman in the car with him when authorities found him.

Update, Tuesday, Dec. 24, 12:35 p.m.

U.S. Marshals have caught Rockie Douglas, the man police say is responsible for the death of an 11-year-old boy, several carjackings and robberies in Oak Lawn and Burbank.

Marshals caught up with Douglas in Milwaukee, reports WGN News.

More as this develops.

MORE ON THE SOUTH SUBURBAN ANGLE: Suspected Carjacker May Have Hit Oak Lawn and Burbank Before Going on the Lam


Original story; posted Monday, Dec. 23, 2013 at 11:30 a.m.

Police and federal authorities are looking for a carjacker who rammed a stolen van into another vehicle on the South Side, killing an 11-year-old boy who was on his way to the barber with his dad for a Christmas haircut.

Donovan Turnage was riding in the back seat when a van struck his family's Chevy Suburban at 55th Street and Halsted Saturday morning. The boy, his 20-year-old brother Derrick and their father were out Saturday to get their customary Christmas haircuts, reports DNAInfo.com, when their SUV was struck in the intersection, sending Donovan flying into the street.

"It hit our car so hard," Derrick Turnage told DNAInfo.com, saying the SUV spun five times. "Like it was going 100 miles an hour."

Chicago Police were in pursuit. The carjacker, believed to be 34-year-old Rockie Douglas of north suburban Beach Park in Lake County, sped away in the van and then hijacked another car at gunpoint, police said. Douglas is wanted for a series of carjackings and robberies in Chicago and Wisconsin.

Illinois State Police and federal agents have joined the hunt for Douglas, who was last seen speeding westbound on Interstate 88. His stolen car broke down on the Interstate 294 ramp to I-88, and a motorist stopped to help him, reports the Chicago Tribune. Douglas then took that driver's 2007 light blue Honda Accord, with the license plate X14477. He may still be driving that vehicle.

Douglas is 6-feet-3-inches and weighs 275 pounds. Anyone with information may call 911, the Illinois State Police at 630-241-6800 or Chicago Police detectives at 312-747-8380.

The 11-year-old boy was a fifth grader at Morrill Math & Science School.

"He was a joyful, playful, goofy kid," Turnage told DNAInfo.com. "He was a gamehead ... he said he wanted to make his own video games, be a graphic designer ... he was into anything to do with technology. Nobody knew it unless you knew him."
RDH53 December 24, 2013 at 10:07 AM
Very sad story. That SOB carjacker should get the death penalty, if only Illinois had it!!
Alan Lamb December 24, 2013 at 10:52 AM
this guy should be shot on site
Dennis Karoleski December 24, 2013 at 11:04 AM
He appears to meet all my criteria: habitual offender, violent predator, murderer, positive identification; shoot the bastard on sight.
Carol Burtenshaw December 24, 2013 at 01:16 PM
so very very sad. :-(
Marie Frisbie December 24, 2013 at 01:29 PM
I want to know if the child was wearing a seat belt

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