MPD searching for suspects of carjacking in North Memphis


MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis Police need your help identifying the suspects involved in a carjacking in North Memphis.

Police say they may be driving a white 2019 Nissan Altima with tinted windows with TN tag numbers: 9W38H5. MPD the suspects carjacked the victim while he was sitting in the car.

The carjacking happened outside a home on Mosby Avenue. Police say the victim was told by his mother to warm up her car early Wednesday morning.

While he’s sitting in the car, several men walked towards the vehicle and robbed him at gunpoint. One of them even got in the backseat of the vehicle, hit him in the head with a weapon and told him to get out. As the victim ran, the suspects shot at him and took off in the car.

One woman, Juantena Johnson, who lives nearby says she is very concerned to hear this happened in her neighborhood.

“I live right up the street. Somebody could just walk up to me [and say] give me your money, give me your card, and everything you got. I mean that is scary for a child to go through that,” Johnson said.

Police say they spotted the white Nissan Altima parked at a gas station on Watkins, but the suspects were able to get away from police.

Johnson says trouble is known to be on every corner in this neighborhood.

“I walked down this way and picked up nine millimeter casings, bullet casings, I actually picked that up. On that side over there, they be scattered with them,” Johnson said.

If you know anything that could help, you are encouraged to contact Crimestoppers at 901-528-CASH.

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