Charges Added: Rockford Teen Arrested for Car-Jacking

CHARGES UPDATED: The bold font listed charges were added on Nov. 16

ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- Police have a 17-year-old man in custody after he was caught running away from a stolen car in a park early Tuesday morning.

Police arrested Alexis Ramos after he was spotted driving a silver Hyundai which had been stolen just hours before from the 1400 block of 24th Street.

It started at 11:00 p.m. Monday night when Ramos allegedly pulled up next to a car at 1608 8th Avenue. He used a sawed off shotgun to knock on the window and try to force himself in the car. But the owner of the car fought him off.

Just thirty minutes later he tried again, this time stealing a silver Hyundai on 24th Street. Police say he pointed a gun at the people in the car and they ran. Police spotted him in the stolen car and was later arrested after a chase in Talcot-Page Park.

After a three hour interrogation this morning Ramos confessed and admitted he's a gang member, but he wouldn't give up the name of a friend who helped him.

Ramos is being charged as an adult. He faces a number of charges including;
-Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon
-Unlawful Use of a Weapon
-Unlawful Possession of a Stolen Vehicle
-Violation of the Firearms Owners Identification Card Act
-Resisting/Obstructing a Police Officer
-Various traffic charges
-Aggravated Vehicular Hijacking
-Armed Robbery
-Possession of a Firearm by a Known Gang Member


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