Police identify suspect, searching for two other suspects involved in carjacking

- Charlotte-Mecklenburg police are on the lookout for two suspects in connection to a carjacking that happened around 1:30 a.m. on Saturday in east Charlotte.

Police say Tyler Sears and Rebecca Bachus were in the parking lot of an apartment complex at 5822 Reddman Road. Three male suspects approached the victims and robbed them at gunpoint. The suspects then stole both the victims' vehicles. They were left without injuries.

Around 2 a.m., officers located the stolen cars and attempted to conduct a traffic stop on West 5th St. Police say the suspects did not stop and a pursuit ensued. The suspects in one of the vehicles eventually stopped on the onramp to I-77 from Lasalle Street and then ran from the vehicle. 

Officers continued to pursue the second vehicle until that suspect identified as 18-year-old Malik Carter drove to a dead end on Newland Rd.  Carter then attempted to escape by running from the vehicle but was quickly apprehended after a brief foot chase. 

During the chase, Carter threw two handguns he had been carrying onto the ground.  Both firearms were recovered, and he was arrested without incident, according to police.

Police say the other two men involved in the robbery have not yet been arrested.

The incident is still under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers.

More information will be released as it becomes available.

 

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