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One suspect in custody, another at large following carjacking, police chase

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — One man was taken into custody after police say he and another suspect carjacked a woman at gunpoint and then led police on a chase through the streets of southeast Memphis.

The suspect has not been identified at this point, but police said it all started early Tuesday morning as a woman was getting out of her Buick.

She said she was approached by two men who pulled out weapons and demanded her car keys.

Responding officers were looking for the suspects when they spotted the car near South Mendenhall and Winchester. They said the suspects refused to stop and led officers on a chase down Winchester.

The driver eventually lost control at Clearbrook and crashed into a home, causing damage to the front porch.

One suspect was taken into custody as the other fled the scene.

Myrtle Caldwell heard the car plow into her neighbor's house across the street around midnight, then saw police in her yard looking for someone who bailed out of the vehicle.

"I seen the car over there it hit that house. It was smoking. I said please Lord, don't let it blow up," she said.

Tuesday morning you could see damage to the house and a ruptured waterline flooding the front lawn.

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