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Midlothian man arrested for Orland Park carjacking

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The Orland Park Police Department announced the arrest of a suspect in a vehicular hijacking that occurred on the evening of April 3.

Shawn Flores, a 44-year-old Midlothian resident, faces charges following his apprehension on April 4.

The incident began when a male victim was forcibly removed from his vehicle at gunpoint in the 15100 block of Orlan Brook Drive. The suspect, later identified as Flores, fled in the stolen vehicle. The swift response by police, including the Midlothian Police Department, led to the recovery of the vehicle and Flores’s arrest after a brief foot chase the following day.

Flores has been charged with Aggravated Vehicular Hijacking, a Class X Felony, and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon by a Felon, a Class 3 Felony. These charges were approved by the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office.

Mayor Keith Pekau praised the collaboration between departments, stating, “This arrest underscores our commitment to the safety of our community and the effectiveness of inter-departmental cooperation.”

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