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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."
Ro December 23, 2013 at 12:44 PM
Such a heartbreaking story. Prayers to the whole family.
Lorie Perez December 23, 2013 at 01:35 PM
I didn't personally know this child but a relative of his and this is a difficult time for them. A very sad story and hopefully the man will turn himself in
bm December 23, 2013 at 02:11 PM
Such a cute little boy. Prayers to his family. :(
Rich December 23, 2013 at 06:03 PM
No less than a Shoot To Kill order should be issued. Rage on!
Bill Lackland December 23, 2013 at 06:16 PM
Extremely sad, especially this time of the year.
Al Cloutier December 23, 2013 at 07:38 PM
This sux. Hang the guy when you catch him.
Steve Steven December 23, 2013 at 07:41 PM
CPD is responsible for this death. CPD Has blood on their hands. They did not need to chase this man. The guy would of been caught later. Yes the man carjacked the vehicle, SO WHAT! The car could always be replaced. This poor boy cant. My thoughts will be with the family this Christmas. I hope CPD learns from this. The blood is on your hands CPD!!!!!
doug December 23, 2013 at 08:34 PM
Sounds like SteveSteven is Douglas' lover, making bullcorn excuses for Douglas. Steve & Douglas cuddle cuddle!
Gameth December 23, 2013 at 08:39 PM
The police saw a car matching the jacking discription and when they pulled up behind it and put on their lights one the jackass took off and hit the suv. get your facts steve before you post BS.
Kyle Anderson December 23, 2013 at 10:24 PM
Thanks for the positive news.
Shryn Franklin December 23, 2013 at 10:33 PM
SMH
Susu Karr December 24, 2013 at 02:05 AM
This is the fault of CPD. I also witnessed a carjacking pursuit in Burbank the cops were going 100 miles per hour in a side street in the summer with kids playing for gods sake.
David Hill December 24, 2013 at 08:13 AM
and I suppose the CPD MADE Douglas steal not one but two vehicles and then forced him to hit and kill an innocent child. people know that they can get away with anything and the police will let them go. police are damned if they do and damned if they don't. as for mr steven and douglas hooking up, I doubt it--I think douglas is an idiot, but would have better taste than to associate himself with someone who could make such assign comments as those made by mr steven. ms karr, maybe you and mr steven should get together---and.. how do you know the police were going 100 mph, if you yourself weren't also going 100 mph to clock the police at that speed. but, that would made you just as guilty as the police, if not worse, since you would be in pursuit as a private citizen in
David Hill December 24, 2013 at 08:32 AM
an unmarked car--a lot more dangerous than the police chasing this guy. however, I have this feeling that if it was yourself or a family member that had their car hijacked or one of them injured/killed, you would be the first in line to track this guy down and have some justice done
Angie Fernandez Heath December 24, 2013 at 10:06 AM
All I can say is I'm sorry and God bless the child and his family.
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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