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Suburban Minneapolis police shoot, kill alleged carjacker

Apr. 18, 2021 19:26 PM EDT

BURNSVILLE, Minn. (AP) — Police in suburban Minneapolis shot and killed a man Sunday afternoon who was allegedly involved in a carjacking and fired shots at pursuing officers, according to a release from the Burnsville Police Department. The release said officers...

California man suspected of rape one day after jail release

Apr. 18, 2021 17:46 PM EDT

A 20-year-old man on probation is suspected of carjacking, kidnapping and raping an ex-girlfriend one day after being released from a Southern California jail, authorities said. Lizandro Diaz Salgado pleaded guilty earlier this month to two misdemeanor counts of...

Chicago man gets 17 years prison for carjacking outside mall

Apr. 18, 2021 15:28 PM EDT

OAK BROOK, Ill. (AP) — A 29-year-old Chicago man was sentenced to 17 years in prison for hijacking a woman's car as she sat in the parking lot of a suburban shopping mall before work, prosecutors said. Darnell Anderson was sentenced Friday for the March 2018 carjacking...

Teens age 15, 16, charged in Delaware carjackings

Apr. 18, 2021 14:02 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Delaware State Police have charged four teenagers in a series of violent carjackings, including one in which the victim was struck with her own car. Police on Sunday said they charged two 16-year-old boys, a 15-year-old boy and a 15-year-old girl...

Carjacking suspect arrested after chase through NJ towns

Apr. 18, 2021 13:19 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A carjacking suspect from Pennsylvania man was arrested after a chase through several New Jersey towns over the weekend, police said. Atlantic City police said Sunday a patrol officer heard a woman screaming just before 2 p.m. Saturday. The...

Teen charged in fatal shooting of Lyft driver in St. Louis

Apr. 17, 2021 15:38 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A 17-year-old whose email address linked him to a series of ride-share carjackings was charged Saturday with fatally shooting a Lyft driver in St. Louis. Torian Wilson faces one count each of first-degree murder and armed criminal action in the death of...

Woman arrested after postal service van carjacked in Detroit

Apr. 16, 2021 15:48 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A 40-year-old woman has been arrested in connection with the carjacking of a U.S. Postal Service van in Detroit. Sadie Lakisha Hawkins has been charged with carjacking, unarmed robbery, receiving and concealing stolen property and unlawful driving away of...

Three Baltimore teenagers charged in fatal carjacking

Apr. 15, 2021 12:50 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Three teenagers, including a 13-year-old girl, have been charged in connection with a fatal carjacking, Baltimore police said. According to police, Fabian Mendez, 41, was carjacked while going to work on April 2, The Baltimore Sun reported. A police...

Mom suspected in children's deaths pleads in carjacking case

Apr. 14, 2021 22:06 PM EDT

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — A California woman suspected of killing her three children pleaded not guilty Wednesday to carjacking during an alleged escape. Liliana Carrillo, 30, entered pleas in a Kern County courtroom to four felony counts of carjacking, attempted...

Police, prosecutor plan to fight New Orleans carjackings

Apr. 12, 2021 13:28 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Carjackers and car burglars will be targeted in a joint effort planned by police and prosecutors in New Orleans. Orleans Parish District Attorney Jason Williams announced at a recent forum that an agreement between his office and the police...