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Arrest In Stun Gun Carjacking Of Chicago Rideshare Driver

CHICAGO (CBS) -- Chicago police said a person was arrested for one of two carjackings this week involving the use of a stun gun.

Bicarius Young, 19 (2)
(Credit: CPD)

Police confirm Bicarius Young, 19, is charged with aggravated vehicular hijacking with a weapon in the incident in in the 3500 block of W. Ohio Street. On August 30, just after 11:00 p.m., a 37-year-old victim was driving two of the suspects when one of them used a stun gun on the driver's neck.

CBS 2's Asal Rezaei reports from Logan square where a restaurant owner providing clues to help catch the guy.

The restaurant owner said the carjacking suspects went there to eat before they stole the car. He said police have been there collecting video.

Court documents show one of those suspects was picked up by Harvey police on Tuesday. Police said Young and another suspect shocked the victim with a stun gun before making him get out of his car and stealing it.

CBS 2 spoke to the victim's son earlier this week. He didn't want to be identified on camera, but said this is the second time his dad has been assaulted while driving for Uber.

"It hasn't even been a year," said the victim's son. The last time this happened to him it was October and now this."

He said he's happy his father is OK.

"I'm just really thankful he was able to kind of get out of it without any injuries."

The victims son said he too drives for Uber and while he doesn't put it in as many hours as his dad, he's concerned with the risks they face.

"As these robberies are happening more frequently, I definitely don't feel comfortable driving for a ride share."

A Thai restaurant down the street from where the victim was attacked said the suspects were at the restaurant the same night and have given their surveillance footage to police.

Chicago police said there were four carjackings within about three hours across three police districts Monday night. Three of the incidents involved rideshare driver. At least two of them involved a stun gun.

"It's very saddening to see when someone is out there just trying to do a job, you know actually helping people get from one place to another," added the son.

No word yet on if the suspect in custody is tied to the other carjackings that happened Monday night. Chicago police are continuing the investigation.

LINK: Tracking Chicago's Carjackings

The suspects demanded the driver to get out of the car and the suspects took off with the vehicle.

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