3 suspects arrested in deadly carjacking, 1 on the run
Jumar Greer, Maurice Perkins, Quovadis Arrington, Tavaris Arrington
CHEROKEE COUNTY, GA (CBS46) -
One suspect is dead, three others were arrested, and another man is on the run after a carjacking in Cherokee County Thursday afternoon.
Deputies continue to search for Maurice Perkins, 20, who was involved in the deadly carjacking.
Investigators said Justin Humphries, 19, was pistol-whipped and carjacked on Bells Ferry Road and held hostage in the back of his car.
The victim described struggle and heard a gunshot go off in the car.
The car then crashed on Highway 92 when the driver, Andre Rodriguez, 27, was shot in the back.
Humphries told police one of the suspects was hitting him in the head with a gun when it discharged and hit Rodriguez.
After the car struck a tree, suspects Jumar Greer, 19, and Maurice Perkins, 20, fled the scene.
Deputies received a tip that Greer and someone helping him, Quovadis Arrington, were traveling to Chicago. Tennessee State Patrol were on the lookout for the suspects who were arrested near Jacksboro, TN.
Also arrested was Tavaris Arrington, the twin brother of Quovadis Arrington. He is charged with hindering apprehension of a wanted person.
Humphries was taken to the hospital with a head injury where he was treated and released.
Deputies said Humphries had met with an acquaintance at a vacant home when two suspects pulled him out of the car with guns and put him in the backseat.
The investigation into the shooting and carjacking is still active.
"The driver is one of the perpetrators in the original armed robbery, and carjacking," Lt. Colonel Ron Hunton said. "So, you have to think. What purpose would the co-conspirators, if you will, shoot the guy driving the car. It doesn't make a whole lot of sense, but in the armed robbery business, anything is possible."
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