Kendale Cowans

Kendale Cowans

A man was charged after an armed carjacking in Mt. Greenwood, according to the Chicago Police Department Office of News Affairs.

Police said the crime was reported on the 3900 block of West 103rd Street on Nov. 28 at about 9:10 p.m.

A 46-year-old man was approached by two male offenders, one of whom displayed a firearm and demanded the victim exit his vehicle.

The victim complied, and the offenders fled in the victim’s black Lexus.

Minutes later, police observed a vehicle matching that description and confirmed it was the stolen Lexus by its license-plate number.

A male driver was the sole occupant of the vehicle, and he was arrested at about 9:19 p.m. on the 11200 block of South Aberdeen Street, about a mile east of Interstate 57. A weapon was also recovered.

The suspect was identified as Kendale Cowans, 19, of the 4400 block of South Princeton Avenue.

Cowans was charged with one felony count of aggravated vehicular hijacking with a firearm, as well as misdemeanor counts of criminal damage to property worth less than $500 and obstructing identification.

He was also issued traffic citations and was wanted on a warrant issued for his arrest.