Two people were arrested in connection with violent carjacking and shooting in a suburb of Aurora in January that paralyzed Kimberley Weibring from below the waist.
Edward James McGee, 26, was arrested on April 26 in connection with carjacking in the suburbs of Harvey, while a 15-year-old was arrested on April 21, according to police. Both were charged with an aggravated battery with a firearm and vehicle hijacking.
“The case was interrupted by a tip that was received in the Aurora crime control tip line. Shortly thereafter, detectives identified numerous suspects involved in the carjacking in Aurora and were able to initiate proceedings against them,” said Kristen, police chief from Aurora Said Ziman.
According to Ziman, detectives found that Weibring’s car was used on another carjacking in Lansing, Illinois, in which one of the hijackers was shot dead.
The police are still looking for another suspect.
Weibring, 47-year-old mother of two who was shot while carjacking at Wendy’s in Aurora, has been discharged from hospital and paralyzed from the waist down.
Amanda Wright, a friend of Weibring, said she was “always so positive” and doing everything she can for her sons.
“When we’ve discussed this through her rehabilitation and operations, you know, people have told you that you may or may not be able to do this and she says just don’t say that, she just gets it do in a new way, “said Wright.
A batch of beer brewed in support of Weibring financially sold out in the suburbs of Plainfield hours after its release in February. The Force Brewing Company donated 100% of the proceeds from “A Beer for Kim” to Weibring.