The teen who was shot and killed by Chicago police last week had been driving a car that had been stolen hours earlier from a Bolingbrook home, police in the southwest suburb said Tuesday.
The 2002 Jaguar XKR convertible was one of four cars that had been stolen in Bolingbrook between Wednesday and Thursday morning, Bolingbrook Public Safety Director Tom Ross said.
A surveillance camera at a gas station in the suburb captured 18-year-old Paul O'Neal and three others suspected of participating in the thefts of older-model cars early Thursday, Ross said. Three of the four stolen cars — though not the Jaguar — were also caught on the camera at the station at Route 53 and Boughton Road, he said.
An unarmed O'Neal was fatally shot Thursday evening as he ran from a Chicago police officer after crashing the Jaguar into two police vehicles in the South Shore neighborhood, police said.
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