HOUSTON – Two carjacking suspects have died and three other suspects were injured after a pursuit that ended in a crash in north Harris County Wednesday, deputies with Harris County Sheriff’s Office said.
Deputies said they responded to reports of a carjacking at a carwash near Bammel around 10 p.m. According to investigators, a 17-year-old was washing his Jeep Wrangler when six men carjacked him. A deputy later located five of the suspects with the teen’s vehicle near Imperial Valley Drive and Greens Road, investigators said.
The deputy attempted to make a traffic stop but the suspects in the stolen vehicle failed to yield and a pursuit ensued, HCSO said.
Deputies said that the suspected getaway driver lost control of the vehicle when they passed Fairview Park Drive heading northbound on Imperial Valley Drive, which caused the Jeep to strike a tree.
According to Sheriff Ed Gonzalez, four of the suspects were thrown from the vehicle. A fifth suspect was entrapped in the Jeep and pieces of the vehicle needed to be cut to remove him, Gonzalez said.
Of the four suspects that were ejected from the vehicle, two of them were pronounced dead at the scene, investigators said. Three other suspects were reportedly transported to the hospital by ambulance. According to HCSO, one of the suspects that survived the crash is in critical condition, and two others sustained serious injuries.
Investigators said a weapon that also matched the description of the one used during the carjacking was found at the scene. It is unknown which suspect was driving the vehicle at the time of the crash.
Investigators are still searching for the sixth suspect that got away in the vehicle that was used to drive to the carwash at the time of the carjacking.
An ongoing investigation is underway.
Last night, at approx 10pm, a citizen was washing his Jeep Wrangler when he was approached by six young males. At least one brandished a weapon and demanded the vehicle from the citizen. This took place at a carwash near Bammel.— Ed Gonzalez (@SheriffEd_HCSO) July 21, 2022
One of the males fled in the initial vehicle 1/4 pic.twitter.com/EvVTjEGvcU