Three juveniles are accused of leading local and state police on a high-speed chase through several jurisdictions in a stolen car, which they allegedly obtained by carjacking a woman Thursday.
Two police vehicles were wrecked in the chase, but no one was injured, Fayetteville police said Friday. And the juveniles, two 16-year-olds and a 14-year-old, will be charged as adults, the police spokesman said.
About 5:15 p.m. officers responded to a report of an armed robbery at the Kohl’s department store at 300 Pavilion Pkwy., Detective Mike Whitlow said.
They obtained a description of the victim’s vehicle and broadcasted it to other agencies.
Fayette County deputies located the vehicle in north Fayette County and attempted to pull over the vehicle, Det. Whitlow said.
But the driver refused to yield and the pursuit began.
“The pursuit traveled through several jurisdictions and was ended by the Georgia State Patrol,” Det. Whitlow said. “One Fayette County patrol vehicle was damaged along with the state patrol vehicle.”
The high-speed police chase, which lasted about 30 minutes, ended in on the ramp to I-20 in downtown Atlanta shortly before 6 p.m. when a state trooper rammed the suspects’ car.
The trooper, whose name was not released, performed a PIT maneuver, which caused the suspects’ car to turn sideways, GSP's spokesman Mr. Gordy Wright told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
The maneuver prevented the vehicle involved in the chase from entering I-20 westbound, Mr. Wright said.
After stopping the silver sedan, troopers pulled three suspects from the car and turned them over to the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office.
The three boys were charged with armed robbery, aggravated assault, theft by taking motor vehicle as well as fleeing and attempting to Elude, Det. Whitlow said.
“The juveniles will be charged as adults and gang charges are also expected to be filed,” Det. Whitlow said.
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