Black Carjackers Get Shot While Live Streaming To Facebook
Last night at approximately 11:40 p.m. the Rankin County Sheriff’s Department received a Bolo from the Forest Police Department on a stolen brown Honda Accord and a red Nissan Sentra. The Sentra had been stolen at gunpoint from Ridgeland (at 8:30 pm), and was involved in an armed carjacking in the city of Forest. The alert stated that the occupants of the vehicle may be armed.
Rankin County Sheriff’s Department located the Nissan Sentra on Interstate 20 headed west bound. Officers attempted to stop the vehicle and the vehicle fled. Officers pursued the vehicle at speeds in excess of 100 mph. During the pursuit, as the vehicle was entering more densely populated areas of the county, officers attempted to disable the vehicle by firing a shot at the rear tire of the stolen car. The bullet struck the car and then ricocheted and struck the back seat passenger. The stolen vehicle continued to travel into the City of Jackson and the vehicle ultimately was stopped and the occupants were placed under arrest. The back seat passenger was transported to the hospital for treatment for a wound he suffered to his upper arm. MBI was contacted and is conducting an investigation into the shooting of the vehicle. Once their investigation is complete their finding will be turned over to our office.
A third vehicle, a Dodge Charger, stolen from Hinds County was located by the Forest Police Department. The two occupants of the vehicle were arrested. The Charger was believed to have been involved in the armed carjacking in Ridgeland and the armed carjacking in Forest. The names of the individuals arrest are not being released at this time as they are juveniles but will be released once formally charged in Ridgeland. The ages of the suspects are 15, 16, and three 17 year olds all from Jackson.
There are currently multiple law enforcement agencies that are involved in this ongoing investigation. They include the Rankin County Sheriff’s Department, Mississippi Bureau of Investigations, Ridgeland Police Department, and the Forest Police Department.