Suspect Out on Bond Shot by Off-Duty Cop During Attempted Carjacking By: Kenzie Fitzpatrick


Kendrick Anderson was shot by an off-duty Chicago police officer on October 20th during an attempt to carjack the officer’s personal vehicle. According to court records, the 18-year-old was still out on bond for driving a hijacked car in August.

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Anderson was assisted by two other suspects in the carjacking, both of whom are juveniles, 15 and 16 years old.

The off-duty officer reported she was sorting paperwork in her car when the three suspects drove up in a car and pointed a gun at her.

She pulled her own gun and exchanged a dozen shots with Anderson. The officer was unharmed, while Anderson was hit and fled the scene on foot, leaving behind one shoe.

The two juveniles sped away from the scene in what was later reported to be a stolen car, according to ABC7 Chicago. Surveillance cameras recorded most of the attempted carjacking.

Anderson was dropped off by the two juveniles at Advocate Trinity Hospital, where he was treated for a non-threatening gunshot wound to the leg. He was only wearing one boot when he was dropped off, and a matching boot was recovered at the scene.

A security guard at the hospital took a picture of the stolen car’s license plate as it drove away.

Investigators tracked the car down, found a prescription bottle belonging to the off-duty officer, and Anderson’s fingerprints were identified inside the stolen vehicle.

Judge Barbara Dawkins set bail at $7 million because Anderson violated bond conditions stemming from an August incident involving a stolen motor vehicle.

The off-duty officer was placed on routine administrative duties for 30 days as the Civilian Office of Police Accountability looks into the use of force, using a firearm.

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On August 2nd, Mr. Anderson got into the driver’s seat of a known hijacked car that Chicago police officers were surveilling. Four others got in the vehicle with Anderson.

When police officers attempted to pull Anderson over, he reversed down the street at an accelerated rate, and crashed into a parked car, flipping the vehicle.

The parked car impacted a Chicago police patrol car. Anderson was arrested as he was trying to flee the driver’s seat.

In that case, he was originally charged with possessing a stolen motor vehicle, driving while never having been issued a license, and criminal damage to government property, according to CWBChicago.

On September 21st, Anderson was formally charged with misdemeanor criminal trespass to a vehicle, given a recognizance bond, and was released from the CPD station in South Chicago.