Baby safe, suspect shot after carjacking - - Jackson, MS

Baby safe, suspect shot after carjacking

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JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - A one-year-old child is safe and sound after being the victim of an early-morning carjacking in Jackson.

Police say it all started on Fortification Street in Belhaven around 7:15. The driver of a Ford Ranger pickup truck went inside the Hallmark Cleaners there with his keys in the car and the door unlocked.

That's when officers say Johnny Vincent, 28, and another man who police aren't identifying jumped into the truck and drove off. The pair headed to a business on Raymond Road and Shady Lane, where police say one of them jumped out of the pickup truck and into a silver Chevrolet Impala.

The Impala had a baby inside. The baby's mother and a good Samaritan followed the criminals who soon abandoned the Impala at the intersection of Claiborne and St. Charles avenues.

The duo then drove the pick-up truck and dumped it near the campus of Jackson State University and fled on foot.

Police found Vincent on Pittsburg Avenue, where an officer subdued him with gunfire.

"The suspect was located underneath a house," said Assistant Chief Lee Vance of the Jackson Police Department. "He was hiding underneath a house in the 1200 block of Pittsburg Street. The officer saw him, tried to arrest him. He refused to be handcuffed. He got into a fight with the officer. The officer drew his handgun and fired at the suspect, striking him in the foot."

Police say aside from Vincent, they have another person of interest in the carjackings.

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