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  • Three teen suspects brutally attack elderly woman in carjacking, then die in car crash

    10/08/2020 6:49:58 PM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 148 replies
    Law Enforcement Today ^ | 10/07/20 | Gregory Hoyt
    A 72-year-old woman was the victim of a violent carjacking in Minneapolis on October 5th, where her alleged attackers stole her purse and vehicle, and later crashed her car during a police pursuit where the suspects died in the crash. The victim was reportedly at a friend’s house at the time, feeding a cat that she was taking care of in her friend’s absence. That’s when three teenage suspects approached the victim and beat her in an effort to take her purse.
  • US: First black inmate executed since resumption of federal death penalty

    09/24/2020 10:42:50 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 09.25.2020 | ipj/stb (Reuters,AP)
    The US government executed Christopher Vialva, the first (b)lack inmate put to death as part of the Trump administration’s July resumption of federal executions that ended a 17-year hiatus. […] Thursday’s execution came as the US grappled with racial disparities in its criminal justice system, with people taking to the streets across the US to protest against police brutality and racism. Of the 56 people on federal death row, 24, or almost half, are (b)lack. […] Prosecutors had said that Vialva, then 19, accompanied by gang affiliates, had staged a carjacking in Killeen Texas, killing Stacie and Todd Bagley in...
  • Suspect in Custody After Hours Long Standoff in Lynwood

    09/15/2020 10:29:39 PM PDT · by pnut22 · 8 replies
    Fox 11 ^ | 1/29/2020 | Mary Stringine
    LYNWOOD, Calif. - A suspect is in custody in Lynwood after a standoff connected to a carjacking in the city, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, which added the suspect was not immediately connected to the shooting of two deputies in Compton on Saturday.
  • KCK Woman Charged with Carjacking

    07/30/2020 1:00:42 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 11 replies
    justice.gov ^ | July 30, 2020 | U.S. Attorney’s Office Western District of Missouri
    Operation LeGend KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A Kansas City, Kansas, woman was charged in federal court today with stealing a vehicle at gunpoint from the parking garage at the Country Club Plaza. This Century Arms Draco AK 47-style 9mm pistol was seized from Maricela Delores Lozano at the time of her arrest. Maricela Delores Lozano, 20, was charged with one count of carjacking and one count of using a firearm during a crime of violence in a complaint filed under seal in the U.S. District Court in Kansas City, Mo., on Tuesday, July 28. The complaint was unsealed today following...
  • Who are Azamat Tazhayakov, Dias Kadyrbayev and Robel Phillipos?

    05/01/2013 6:45:41 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 34 replies
    CNN ^ | May 1, 2013
    (CNN) -- The number of people potentially embroiled in the Boston Marathon bombings case grew Wednesday to include friends of surviving suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Not much is known yet about the three 19-year-old men -- Azamat Tazhayakov, Dias Kadyrbayev and Robel Phillipos. But here is what CNN has learned so far. All started at the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth in 2011, along with Tsarnaev. Each is accused of removing items from Tsarnaev's dorm room after the April 15 attack, which killed three people and wounded more than 260.
  • Chicago children fight off carjacker who tried to steal family car

    12/24/2019 9:02:20 AM PST · by Redcitizen · 9 replies
    ABC News via Yahoo ^ | December 23, 2019, 8:52 PM MST | KARMA ALLEN
    A Chicago teenager said her survival instincts took over when she and her younger siblings fought off a carjacker who stole their family's vehicle and allegedly threatened to shoot them if they refused to get out.
  • Sheriff: California deputy on leave after violently removing carjacking victim from vehicle; man later died

    12/23/2019 7:16:58 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 44 replies
    fox6now ^ | 12/23/2019
    Believing they had stopped a stolen car after a miles-long pursuit, two California sheriff’s deputies tried to arrest a carjacking victim... Body camera video from the November incident begins mid-chase, during which authorities said David Ward, 52, twice stopped for deputies only to flee again. Speeds at one point reached 73 mph before a deputy, trailed by two officers from the Sebastopol Police Department, stopped Ward at a dead-end in Bloomfield, about a 30-minute drive southwest of Santa Rosa. Deputies Charlie Blount and Jason Little, veterans with the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office, tried to extract Ward from the car, but...
  • Concealed-carry permit holder tells Chicago cops he shot and killed a carjacker

    04/26/2019 6:29:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/26/2019 | Thomas Lifson
    A remedy to the wave of lawlessness overwhelming Chicago is suggested by the story told to police there by a victim of an attempted carjacking. Assuming that the story checks out, Illinois ought to consider easing its draconian gun control laws to permit more concealed carry permits to be issued, and thereby deter crime. From the Chicago Tribune A man with a concealed carry permit told police he shot and killed another man who ran into the back of his BMW in the Loop and then demanded the keys to the car at gunpoint early Friday, authorities said. The...
  • As his car was being stolen with his child inside, a father shot into the car

    04/24/2019 10:15:01 AM PDT · by KingofZion · 32 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | April 22, 2019 | David Neal
    A father in West Palm Beach fired into a Honda with his 6-year-old son inside to stop a persistent felon from stealing his car, Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office said. The incident occured Saturday afternoon. The 6-year-old was unharmed, said PBSO. But the would-be thief, 29-year-old Lamar Thurman, was in critical condition. Thurman is two and a half months into a three-year post-prison probation after serving 5 months for carjacking without a firearm, aggravated battery on a senior citizen and robbery without a gun. Witnesses told PBSO he jumped into the father’s Honda, which was parked in front of a home...
  • 5 charged after pregnant California school teacher repeatedly stabbed, carjacked

    03/27/2019 12:07:21 PM PDT · by detective · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | Samuel Chamberlain
    Five suspected gang members have been accused of attempted murder and other charges after investigators said the group attacked, stabbed and carjacked a pregnant Catholic school teacher in Southern California last week. Tanya Nguyen, 33, was parking her car in front of her house on March 20 when she was attacked by 20-year-old Christian Reyes, 19-year-old Andrew Bran and 18-year-old Jesus Morales, investigators alleged. In dashcam footage made public Monday, Nguyen could be heard screaming and pleading with her attackers, at one point telling them, "I'm pregnant!" Despite her pleas, Nguyen was stabbed nearly a dozen times -- including in...
  • Teens charged after manual transmission thwarts Nashville carjacking

    08/05/2018 11:36:48 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 27 replies
    KNRN ^ | August 3, 2018 | WKRN Web Staff
    Two teenagers were arrested after attempting to carjack two vehicles in the Green Hills area Tuesday evening. The suspects, ages 15 and 17, first tried to steal the car of a woman parked in the Hill Center parking garage on Hillsboro Pike around 6:20 p.m. Metro police reported they ran up to her vehicle, one on each side, opened the doors and yelled for her to get out. They then tried to pull her out of the car, but she screamed and held down her car horn, causing them to run off. The victim sustained minor injuries in the struggle...
  • Texas mom shoots man trying to take car with her kids inside at gas station

    07/05/2018 9:00:17 PM PDT · by wmileo · 28 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | July 5, 2018 | Katherine Lam
    A Texas mother said she didn’t think twice about shooting a would-be carjacker when the man jumped into her vehicle at a Dallas gas station while her two sons were in the backseat. Michelle Booker-Hicks was at the Shell station along Interstate 35 around 10 p.m. Wednesday when Ricky Wright, 36, attempted to steal her vehicle while she was paying her gas bill, police said. Booker-Hicks told FOX4 Dallas her two sons, ages 2 and 4, were sitting in the backseat at the time. I proceeded to jump in my backseat and told the gentleman to stop, to get out...
  • Texas mom shoots man trying to take car with her kids inside...

    07/05/2018 4:43:03 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/5/2018 | Katherine Lam
    A Texas mother said she didn’t think twice about shooting a would-be carjacker when the man jumped into her vehicle at a Dallas gas station while her two sons were in the backseat. Michelle Booker-Hicks was at the Shell station along Interstate 35 around 10 p.m. Wednesday when Ricky Wright, 36, attempted to steal her vehicle while she was paying her gas bill, police said. Booker-Hicks told FOX4 Dallas her two sons, ages 2 and 4, were sitting in the backseat at the time. “I proceeded to jump in my backseat and told the gentleman to stop, to get out...
  • Mother shoots carjacker in the face after he stole car with kids inside

    07/05/2018 8:46:28 AM PDT · by DallasBiff · 93 replies
    milive.com ^ | 7/5/18 | Matt Durr
    DALLAS -- A mother of two said she was pumping gas just after 10 p.m. Wednesday night in southern Dallas, when a man jumped in her car and tried to drive away with her two kids inside. Instead of hesitating, Michelle Booker-Hicks told FOX 4 in Dallas that she did what she had to in order to save her kids. "I proceeded to jump in my backseat and told the gentleman to stop, to get out the car. He would not get out of the car. He turned around and looked at me. I reached over the armrest to get...
  • Florida Man Tries Two Carjackings, Discovers Both Drivers Are Carrying Guns

    06/16/2018 10:59:51 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 30 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 06/16/18 | Dan Zimmerman
    Before the Parkland shooting and Governor Rick Scott’s capitulation to the forces of civilian disarmament, Florida was affectionately known as The Gunshine State. That moniker was earned for having the most citizens with concealed carry permits in the nation…nearly 1.8 million. One side benefit of all those armed law-abiders going about their business is that it makes things more difficult for law-breakers. That’s a fact that Christopher Hill learned the hard way. Hill apparently didn’t have much of a plan for robbing a Jacksonville Walmart, but rob it he did. After jumping over a counter and grabbing a cash...
  • Two shot, including 84-year-old man, during string of carjackings on North Side:

    04/27/2018 2:23:09 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 13 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 4-27-18 | Tony Briscoe and Rosemary Sobol
    A gunman carjacked an undercover police officer Thursday afternoon on the Near North Side embarking on nearly two-mile crime spree that left two people shot in the city’s Gold Coast neighborhood. The string of violence began around 5:30 p.m. in the 600 block of West Chicago Avenue, where a man hijacked an on-duty undercover officer’s vehicle, according to Deputy Police Chief Kevin Ryan. The officer was unharmed. The man drove off and was spotted, again, near Oak and Rush streets. There, he shot the driver of a black Nissan Altima in the arm after he attempted to steal his car,...
  • Carjacker arrested after 8-year-old girl calls police from back seat

    04/11/2018 4:15:31 PM PDT · by bgill · 22 replies
    local12 ^ | Apr. 11, 2018 | WKRC
    An 8-year-old girl called 911 from the backseat of her father's stolen car so authorities could rescue her and her little brother, according to a report by KFMB. The woman stole the car out of a parking lot while the kids were sitting in the backseat waiting for their father. The carjacker headed straight for the border but Homeland Security spotted the car at the last United States exit before she crossed into Mexico.
  • Would-be carjacker shot, killed by concealed carry holder outside Milwaukee business

    02/26/2018 6:55:37 PM PST · by LumberJack53213 · 82 replies
    A 21-year-old would-be carjacker was shot and killed by his intended victim early Monday, Milwaukee officials said.
  • 9-year-old scares off man from stealing his dad's truck

    12/31/2017 10:53:36 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 51 replies
    wthr ^ | Dec 30th, 2017 | Anna Carrera
    KOKOMO, Ind. (WTHR) - A 9-year-old boy in Kokomo scared a would-be robber away from stealing his dad's truck. But then that man ended up taking another car and leading them on a high-speed chase before crashing and being arrested. All of this started at the One Stop Express on the corner of Washington and Jefferson in Kokomo, then ended at the American Tool Rental on South Lafountain Street. Kevin Cooksey and Kyle Sparling stopped by the One Stop as strangers for different reason, Cooksey needed ibuprofen for his wife and Sparling wanted Doritos. They didn't know they'd end up...
  • Nearly 20 carjackings reported in one week in Chicago

    11/20/2017 6:32:21 AM PST · by simpson96 · 14 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 11/290/2017 | Madeline Buckley
    Chicago police were called to at least two carjackings Sunday and early Monday, capping a week that saw nearly 20 such attacks across the city. In the most recent carjacking, a 20-year-old man was sitting in a 2014 Buick Verano with a female in the 2400 block of North Maplewood Avenue in Logan Square around 12:35 a.m. Monday when two gunmen forced them from the car, police said. Earlier on the Far South Side, a 52-year-old woman was pulling out of a driveway in a 2016 Kia Sorrento around 6:40 p.m. Sunday in the 2300 block of West 115th Street...