Community members gather for a vigil for Donovan Turnage, a child who killed by a carjacker last Saturday. (Posted on: December 25, 2013)

The use of a stolen credit card in Milwaukee helped U.S. marshals nab a north suburban man who police say went on a weekend carjacking spree in Chicago and caused a crash that killed an 11-year-old boy.

 Rockie Douglas, 34, was waiting for food at a McDonald's drive-thru in Milwaukee on Tuesday when deputy U.S. marshals pulled in front and back of him around 11:30 a.m., authorities said. A woman who was a passenger in the car was not hurt.

 “We were able to pin him in the drive-thru and keep him from fleeing again,” said Ed Farrell, the U.S. marshals supervisor of the Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force.

 Authorities spotted him driving the last of the three vehicles he is accused of carjacking over the weekend, a blue 2007 Honda Accord that police say he seized Saturday on an Interstate Highway 294 ramp to the Reagan Memorial Tollway in Chicago's western suburbs.

 Douglas, of Beach Park, was tracked down at the McDonald's after using credit cards he had stolen from a woman earlier this month in a purse-snatching in Gurnee, according to law enforcement sources.

 He became the subject of a multiagency manhunt after authorities say he drove one of the stolen vehicles into a Chevrolet Suburban on Saturday, a crash that killed 11-year-old Donovan Turnage. Donovan, his brother and their father were out getting haircuts for the holiday, relatives said.

 Douglas was identified by Chicago police as a suspect in Donovan's death but hadn't been charged as of Tuesday night.

 Word of Douglas' arrest brought joy to the Turnages, who attended a Monday afternoon vigil in Donovan's honor at the Southwest Side elementary school where he was in fifth grade.

 “I want to thank the news, the public … and everyone else for their support,” Donovan's mother, Annette Mayfield-Turnage, said Tuesday. “We want to thank everyone … especially (Donovan's) school.”

 Douglas was taken Tuesday to the Milwaukee County Jail to await extradition to Illinois. Where and when he's prosecuted could be clouded by the knot of pending and filed charges involving the carjackings, as well as a robbery and a burglary, with some charges predating the alleged carjacking spree.

 Douglas' first carjacking occurred about 11:20 a.m. Friday on Chicago's North Side, when he forced a woman out of a green Dodge minivan at a gas station along West Irving Park Road, according to authorities.

 Around noon Saturday, officers responded to a 911 call of a suspicious vehicle at 51st and Halsted streets in the Back of the Yards neighborhood, a police source said.

 Police said they pursued him south on Halsted for four blocks until Garfield Boulevard, where the deadly crash occurred.

 Douglas then raced away on foot and, authorities said, carjacked another vehicle, a Toyota SUV, at a nearby gas station. He then rammed the SUV into a police sergeant's squad car before heading onto Garfield in the opposite lanes of traffic, police said.

 He later wound up on the Dan Ryan Expressway about a mile away, driving north along its southbound lanes, police sources said.

 The SUV eventually broke down on a ramp from I-294 to the Reagan Tollway. The driver of the blue Honda tried to help Douglas, who, according to police, then forced his way into the car and sped off west on the Reagan Tollway.

 Police say Douglas displayed a handgun during at least one of the carjackings.

 Authorities wouldn't say how they linked Douglas to the spate of carjackings and the Lake County crimes that occurred earlier this month.

 One of the victims in the Honda Accord carjacking told the Tribune she's had “sleepless nights” since Saturday. The Geneva resident, who said did not want to be identified, expressed gratitude that Geneva police officers watched over her house for the last few days.

 “It's been quite an experience,” she said, adding that she has changed the locks at her home.