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State police trooper shoots Vermont carjacking suspect

Jun. 5, 2020 3:34 PM EDT

SHELBURNE FALLS, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts State Police trooper shot and injured a carjacking suspect from Vermont who was driving toward the trooper as he put down a tire deflation device on Friday morning, authorities said. The suspect, identified by police as Daniel Williams, 33, of South Burlington,...

Carjacking in Henderson leads to police pursuit and shooting

May. 31, 2020 1:59 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A carjacking in Henderson led to a pursuit early Sunday, then a shootout involving police officers, authorities said. According to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, an armed suspect stole a car at around 5:30 a.m. Henderson police pursued and the suspect opened fire at...

Family of teen killed during pursuit sues Cleveland officers

May. 28, 2020 4:11 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Police should have ended the high-speed chase of a teenage carjacking suspect that traveled into a neighboring city and ended with a 13-year-old girl's death, according to a lawsuit filed Thursday by the girl's mother against 22 Cleveland officers. Tamia Chappman was killed in December...

St. Louis man gets 15-plus years for spate of carjackings

May. 27, 2020 1:42 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis man has been sentenced to more than 15 years in federal prison for a spate of violent carjackings across the city in 2018. Federal prosecutors said in a news release that Deandre Moore, 26, was sentenced Tuesday to 186 months in prison for his part in six armed carjackings....

Police: Teen found slain may have been carjacking victim

May. 26, 2020 4:52 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — A teenager found slain on a Cleveland street may have been the victim of a carjacking, police said. Cleveland police said the victim, possibly a juvenile 14 to 16 years old, was found lying in the middle of an intersection in the city just before 10 p.m. Monday. Paramedics took him to...

2 Idaho men sentenced for a 2018 carjacking

May. 25, 2020 12:37 PM EDT

POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — Two East Idaho men have been sentenced for a carjacking that occurred in September 2018 on Riverton Road in Blackfoot. The Idaho State-Journal reports Rockit Rodriguez, 23, of Blackfoot, was recently sentenced in U.S. District Court in Pocatello to 130 months in prison for...

Monroe cop shot while investigating carjacking

May. 25, 2020 10:09 AM EDT

MONROE, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan police officer investigating a carjacking was shot during a traffic stop, authorities said. The shooting occurred Sunday night in a busy commercial area near Interstate 75 in Monroe, 40 miles (64.3 kilometers) south of Detroit. The officer, Cpl. Renae Peterson, was in...

2 charged with murder after 2 gun battles with police in SC

May. 16, 2020 2:28 PM EDT

LADSON, S.C. (AP) — A man and woman who shot at police two separate times during a long chase and stole a car at gunpoint from a South Carolina rest stop as they fired at authorities are now charged with murder, authorities said. Kayla Dyanni Rivera, 21, and Shikeem Wigfall, 25, waived their right to a...

Head of Las Vegas motorsports business involved in shooting

Apr. 27, 2020 1:34 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas motorsports company identified its president as the man who fatally shot a suspected car-jacker, an act authorities say was in self-defense. Baldwin Motorsports issued a statement Monday that police are calling the shooting justifiable homicide. Police say BJ Baldwin and his...

2 men freed from jail by California virus order rearrested

Apr. 22, 2020 10:52 PM EDT

DUBLIN, Calif. (AP) — Two men who were released from jails in California because of the coronavirus outbreak were rearrested and accused of committing crimes shortly after being freed, authorities said. Rocky Lee Music, 32, was charged Wednesday with carjacking a motorist Sunday night about 40 minutes...