Brian McKenzie, 23, is facing two counts of carjacking for allegedly taking to vehicles at gunpoint on Oct. 18, 2018. According to the States Attorney’s Office, McKenzie used a handgun to take a Dodge Charger from a driver in the parking lot of a restaurant in Orland Park. He then later crashed it into a construction worker in Oak Forest, according to a criminal complaint filed in district court.
McKenzie is also accused of fleeing that scene on foot and using a handgun to carjack a passing Mazda 3 then reversing that vehicle over the leg of an officer who was pursuing him.
He has been ordered to be held in federal custody, and a detention hearing is set for Feb. 4 at 11 a.m.
In an unrelated case, three people are being indicted on a federal carjacking charge for allegedly violently taking a Land Rover from a driver in Wicker Park in July 2018. Tyran Carter, 26, Dwayne Liberty, 21, and Terronde Gordon, 20, all of Chicago, are charged. Carter is also charged with carjacking a Toyota Prius n Hyde Park earlier that same day.
Their arraignment is set for Feb. 5 at 11 a.m. in Chicago.
In yet another case, Kashif Dukes, 24, of Chicago was indicted on a federal carjacking charge for allegedly taking a Mercedez-Benz in Bronzeville on Sept. 10, 2017. He threatened the driver with a firearm before taking the car, according to a government memorandum.
A judge has ordered that Dukes remain detained in federal custody pending trial.
Carjacking is punishable by up to 15 years in prison.