NASHVILLE, Tennessee (WTVF) – Officials with the Metro Nashville Police Department said officers arrested a teenager suspected of carjacking after an incident on Saturday night.
Authorities charged a 15-year-old in juvenile court with two counts of aggravated theft. Police say the teenager is linked to a car theft at the intersection of Humphreys and Pillow streets at 11:20 p.m.
The victims – a man and a woman – reported that four young men approached them, armed with pistols, police said. Two of the suspects drove off in the victims’ Jeep Grand Cherokee and the other two fled in a silver car.
After developing leads as to the location of the stolen SUV, an MNPD helicopter pilot spotted the vehicle in a parking lot at an apartment complex, police said.
An officer who responded saw the four suspects sitting in the Jeep Cherokee before getting into the silver car and leaving.
Officers said they stopped the suspect vehicle on Interstate 40 West at 2nd Avenue South. The alleged teenager exited the car, which then took off at high speed, crashing down the 2nd Avenue exit ramp.
The three remaining occupants fled on foot and were not apprehended. The suspect teenager, who was in possession of a handgun, was taken into custody.
The investigation into this carjacking and similar thefts remains active.