An Irvington NJ man has been charged with committing a carjacking in Newark and then crashing the stolen vehicle during a police chase.
According to authorities, the 23-year-old suspect and an accomplice walked up to a Chevy Tahoe which was parked on the street. The suspect allegedly pointed a gun at the driver and ordered him to get out of the vehicle. Meanwhile, the accomplice allegedly ordered a passenger to get out of the vehicle as well.
The suspects then allegedly got into the car and sped off.
At some point, a Rutgers University police officer reportedly saw the vehicle commit a traffic violation. When the officer tried to pull over the car, the suspect lost control and crashed.
After the accident, the suspects were apprehended without incident.
Police later searched the vehicle and allegedly found a firearm used during the commission of the carjacking.
The suspect has been charged with a number of federal criminal offenses, including armed carjacking, auto theft, and weapons offenses.
If the suspect is convicted on the federal carjacking charges, he could be sentenced to between 7 years and life in federal prison. Additionally, the suspect faces up to $500,000 in fines.
Authorities have not yet released any information about the alleged accomplice.
To learn more about this case, check out the NJ.com article entitled “Irvington Man Charged in Armed Carjacking That Ended in Crash.”