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Police say officers wound teen suspects in armed carjacking

Sep. 14, 2020 11:26 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix police say two officers shot two teenage suspects in an armed carjacking after they charged at them with the vehicle. Sgt. Maggie Cox said a 15-year-old boy and a 16-year-old boy remain hospitalized Monday in critical condition. According to investigators, the incident started Sunday...

This undated mugshot from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation shows Dangelo Dorsey of St. Louis, Mo. Authorities said Dorsey shot himself after killing two people and wounding three others during a series of shootings and carjackings. (Tennessee Bureau of Investigation via AP)

Officials: 3 dead, 3 wounded in violent rampage in Tennessee

Sep. 14, 2020 10:26 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A gunman killed two people and wounded three others in a series of shootings and carjackings that ended with a high-speed chase as he fled police. He ultimately wrecked the car he stole and killed himself, while his remaining hostage survived, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation...

Police: City councilman wounded in apparent carjacking

Sep. 14, 2020 9:39 AM EDT

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia city councilman was shot and his wife and mother-in-law were briefly taken hostage in an apparent carjacking, authorities said. Clarksburg Councilman Jim Malfregeot was on his porch and the women were in a car Sunday night when the suspect appeared, Clarksburg...

Teens accused in Baltimore carjacking crew targeting Latinos

Sep. 12, 2020 2:29 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland prosecutors say members of a teen carjacking crew beat and robbed more than 50 people, sometimes targeting Latino families they believed would be afraid to call police. Prosecutors with the Maryland Attorney General's Office detailed the crimes in an indictment that alleges 75...

Death penalty protestors hold up signs across the street from the federal prison complex in Terre Haute, Ind., Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020. Lezmond Mitchell, the only Native American on federal death row, is set to die Wednesday for the slayings of a 9-year-old and her grandmother nearly two decades ago. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Navajo Nation wants more say over criminal justice matters

Aug. 27, 2020 8:15 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Shortly after the only Native American man on federal death row took his last breath, his tribe blasted the federal government and accused it of violating the spirit of a law that allows tribes to decide whether to subject their citizens to capital punishment. Lezmond Mitchell, 38,...

2nd man accused in 2018 Tucson murder gets life in prison

Aug. 26, 2020 12:05 AM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The second of two suspects accused of kidnapping and killing a man in a 2018 carjacking in Tucson has been sentenced to life in prison. Pima County prosecutors said Eric Kendrick Reino was sentenced Monday after earlier pleading guilty to first-degree murder in the killing of...

Police: Driver killed by carjacking suspect fleeing officers

Aug. 25, 2020 11:23 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A driver was killed when a carjacking suspect ran a stop sign as he fled Kansas City police and hit another vehicle, police said. The crash happened late Monday night after officers spotted a vehicle they believed had been carjacked earlier in the evening, police spokesman Jake...

Man sentenced to more than 15 years for multiple carjackings

Aug. 19, 2020 6:50 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A 19-year-old St. Louis man was sentenced Wednesday to 15.5 years in prison for participating in six carjackings within three months, federal prosecutors said. Deron Mitchell Jr., pleaded guilty in February to six counts of carjacking and two counts of brandishing a firearm in furtherance...

Teen charged in deadly police chase will be tried as adult

Aug. 17, 2020 2:31 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — A 15-year-old boy accused of driving a stolen car that struck and killed a 13-year-old pedestrian during a police pursuit last year will be tried as an adult. Citing court records, Cleveland.com reported Monday that a judge approved moving D’Shaun McNear’s case last...

Federal task force to prosecute carjackings in Louisville

Aug. 14, 2020 9:35 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A spike in carjackings in Kentucky's largest city has led to the formation of a task force to prosecute the crime in federal court, officials said. U.S. Attorney Russell Coleman announced the formation of the task force on Thursday during a press conference in Louisville and said it...