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Chicago man shot and killed during carjacking

A Chicago man was shot and killed during a carjacking on Monday. According to CBS Chicago, 33-year-old Shuai Guan gave up his keys but ended up getting shot anyway. Guan leaves behind his wife, Hongyu Bai, and their 4-year-old son.

shuai guan and his wife Hongyu Bai and their son

“I want my husband back,” Bai told CBS Chicago tearing up. “It’s the worst day of my life.”

The incident took place on Monday around 6:30 pm just outside Guan’s Bridgeport home on Union Avenue near 30th Street. Surveillance video caught Guan get out of his SUV to check the mail when an Audi and a Subaru approaches him. The suspects demanded the key and Guan gave it up.

“Hey, give me the key for that,” the suspect can be heard saying on surveillance footage, reports the Chicago Tribune. “Give me the key! Give me the key!”

“What?” another voice said.

“Give me the key!” the first voice said.

The suspect then gets into Guan’s SUV, revs the engine a few times but can’t get it to move. During this time, Guan called 911. The suspect unable to drive off with the SUV abandons it and goes back to the Subaru. The two cars drive out of frame but three shots can be heard. Shuai Guan was shot and killed.

Police were in the area responding to a robbery call when a ShotSpotter detector picked up the gunshots. They arrived at the scene and found Shuai Guan lying dead on the sidewalk.

Authorities aren’t sure why the suspect wasn’t able to drive off with the SUV but one theory is that Guan could have electronically disabled it.

Bai said she was first notified that something was wrong by her father who saw police surrounding her husband’s jeep. She took off from work and arrived at the horrible news.

“I just asked him, ‘Please tell me he’s alive, he’s still alive,’ they say, ‘Sorry.’ They say, ‘Sorry,'” Bai said. “And they wouldn’t let me see him. I don’t touch him.”

Police arrested one suspect but no charges have been announced.

A Gofundme has been set up for Bai who is left all alone to raise their son. “Now, Guan’s wife must raise their son, Ryan(4), by herself while also taking care of Guan’s parents … Every donation, no matter how small, helps with immediate expenses such as funeral costs while also relieving some of the long term burdens Guan’s wife is now forced to reckon with. Our goal is to raise whatever we can to help give Ryan a brighter future in the midst of such a dark time.”

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