17-year-old carjacker injured in I-70 police-chase crash
Posted on Wednesday, November 18th, 2020
ST. LOUIS, MO – A 17-year-old male carjacked a vehicle from a Papa John’s employee and then sustained injuries after crashing during a subsequent police chase on eastbound I-70 early Wednesday morning.
According to 5 On Your Side News, the 17-year-old held a 30-year-old Papa John’s employee at gun point and demanded he hand over his car keys. The carjacking occurred at 201 N. Tucker Boulevard around 1 a.m.
Police pursued the suspect on eastbound I-70 before the teenage thief crashed just east of Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge. Police report the suspect sustained non-life threatening injuries in the crash and was transported to a local hospital.
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