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Man arrested while hiding in bushes on Edens Expy. ramp after attempted carjacking in NW Side Target parking lot

He allegedly shot into the air after failing to steal the car.

A 32-year-old was carjacked Jan. 19. 2021 in Lake View.
Charges have been filed in an attempted carjacking on Nov. 17 in Jefferson Park.
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Officers arrested a South Side man hiding in bushes Tuesday after he allegedly shot into the air during an attempted carjacking and ran onto the Edens Expressway.

Deonta Mitchell allegedly confronted a driver in a Target parking lot in the 4600 block of West Foster Avenue, according to Chicago police.

When Mitchell, 26, failed to steal the car, he fired a single shot in the air about 9:10 p.m. and ran away, police said.

He walked down a southbound ramp onto I-94 and hid in some bushes, where officers found and arrested him minutes later, police said.

Mitchell, of Stony Island Park, is charged with a felony count of attempted carjacking, two felony counts of armed robbery, discharging a firearm, and misdemeanor counts of resisting arrest and reckless conduct.

He is expected to appear in court Thursday.

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