Milwaukee man charged with murder for fatal crash involving stolen car in Chicago

CHICAGO – A 21-year-old Milwaukee man has been charged with carjacking and murder after he was in a stolen vehicle during a crash that killed his accomplice Wednesday morning on Chicago’s south side. 

NBC Chicago reports Deangelo M. Williams was charged with one felony count of aggravated vehicular hijacking with a firearm, one felony count of robbery armed with a firearm and two felony counts of murder while committing another forcible felony.

Police say Williams and a 19-year-old man were wearing masks when they carjacked a male at gunpoint Wednesday morning as the victim was getting out of his vehicle. The two stole the vehicle and drove off as police pursued them. They ended up crashing ten minutes later. 

The 19-year-old man driving the stolen vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene. An autopsy Thursday did not immediately rule on the cause and manner of his death pending further investigation. His identity has not been released.

Williams was taken to the hospital in critical condition. He has been charged and taken to the Cook County Jail.

Williams was ordered held without bond during a hearing Friday, according to the Cook County sheriff’s office. His next court date was scheduled for Dec. 6.

This is the second time Williams has been charged with murder.  In 2012, when he was only 16-year-old, he was charged as an adult in the murder of a grocery store clerk in Milwaukee. His case was eventually sent back to juvenile court. Those records are sealed.

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