UPDATE: According to MPD, the teenagers involved in the carjacking and the chase have been linked to the events surrounding the death of the Reverend Dr. Autura Eason-Williams.
Police said the minors fit the description of the suspects in the Eason-Williams homicide and they are continuing their investigation.
A 15-year-old boy has been charged in the pastor’s death with first-degree murder, murder in commission of robbery, specifically aggravated robbery, carjacking and use of a firearm during a a dangerous crime.
A 16-year-old boy has been charged with theft of property between $2,500 and $10,000.
A 17-year-old boy was released without charge.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Three teenagers are behind bars after leading Shelby County Sheriff’s deputies on a chase.
With a K-9 in one hand and a gun in the other, Shelby County deputies and Memphis police swarmed Larry Lane in the community of Berclair early Tuesday morning.
“They started searching the backyards and everything. So my wife woke me up and told me the police were in the garden,” a neighbor said.
SCSO says chase began near Goodlett Farms Parkway and Appling Road around 1am
Deputies say they noticed a Chevy Malibu that matched the description of a vehicle that had been hijacked on Hunters Rest Lane in Cordoba an hour earlier. Memphis police say the suspects hijacked a woman at gunpoint as she sat in her driveway after coming home from work.
Reports say the driver led officers on a chase for about eight minutes, eventually coming to a stop on Larry Lane.
Deputies say the suspects left the roadway and ended up crossing the front yards of at least four people before abandoning their vehicle. However, deputies say it did not take long before they were arrested.
After a brief search of the neighborhood, the sheriff’s office says they have arrested three teenagers.
Reports say one of the teenagers was wearing an ankle monitor at the time of his arrest. A firearm was also found in the vehicle.
At this time, the sheriff’s office has not released any charges the teens may face.
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