3rd person charged in carjacking at Aurora Wendy's in which woman was shot

  • Darrell Frazier

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Updated 6/16/2021 3:54 PM

A third suspect in the January carjacking and shooting of a woman in Aurora has been captured.

Darrell Frazier, 18, of the 17700 block of Burnham in Lansing, is charged with aggravated battery with a firearm; aggravated vehicular hijacking; armed violence; and two counts of possession of a stolen motor vehicle, according to Aurora police. He was arrested at his home Tuesday.

 

The hijacking happened around 4 p.m. Jan. 16. The 47-year-old woman was eating her lunch in her SUV in the parking lot of a Wendy's on Orchard Road when she was attacked. Police say four people forced the woman over the center console, shot her, dragged her out and dumped her on the ground.

The woman was paralyzed, possibly permanently, by the gunshot, police say.

Aurora police believe the four suspects had stolen a Ford Escape in a carjacking earlier that day at Barber Greene and County Line roads in DeKalb County. Police found the Escape, nearly out of gasoline, in the Wendy's lot.

The woman's SUV was found Jan. 20 in Harvey, with numerous bullet holes in it, Aurora police said.

One of the suspects -- a 15-year-old boy - was shot and killed Jan. 23 during a carjacking in Lansing. Police in Lansing say the boy participated in another carjacking earlier that day in Hammond, Indiana.

In April, Edward J. McGee, 26, of Harvey, was arrested and charged with aggravated battery, aggravated vehicular hijacking, armed violence and possession of a stolen motor vehicle. His next court date is July 14.

A 16-year-old boy has been charged with attempted first-degree murder, as authorities allege he shot the woman. He is also charged with aggravated battery with a firearm, armed violence, aggravated vehicular hijacking, possession of a stolen motor vehicle, unlawful use of a weapon and aggravated unlawful use of a weapon. He was 15 at the time of the crime. Prosecutors have asked to have him tried as an adult. His next court date is July 6. A judge has ordered his name not be published, because he is a juvenile.

Frazier made his first appearance in Kane County court Wednesday. Bail was set at $500,000, and he would need to post $50,000 to be released. His next court date is June 23, according to the Kane County circuit court clerk's website.

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