Police Arrest McKeesport Carjacking Suspect

SOUTH SIDE (KDKA) – A carjacking suspect led police on a chase through Pittsburgh before being apprehended on the South Side early Tuesday morning.

According to police, the carjacking happened around midnight at the BP gas station in McKeesport.

The suspect grabbed a woman, threw her to the ground and stole her blue Hyundai Elantra.

Around 1 a.m., University of Pittsburgh Police attempted to conduct a traffic stop, but the suspect took off and led police on a chase through the uptown area.

“At approximately 1 o’clock our officers were doing the investigation and writing the report. They were informed by 911 that the University of Pittsburgh Police [were] in pursuit of that vehicle,” McKeesport Police Captain Kim Hannah said.

During the pursuit, the suspect tossed a gun from the vehicle.

He has been identified as Klein Thaxton, 21, of McKeesport.

Thaxton jumped out of the vehicle at the intersection of Gist and Tustin Streets. The suspect then ran up on top of the Forbes Auto Body.

He jumped to the roof of a neighboring property before injuring his ankle and being caught by police.

He was taken to UPMC Presbyterian Hospital to be treated for his injuries.

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    A crime? In McKeesport? NO WAY!

    That’s becoming as common as rain falling.

    McKeesport still uses that same police station with 60s style windows. Ugly as ugly can be.

    It was once a nice play so they say. That was decades ago. Now it’s run down.

    • Little Jimmy

      Grammer correction “nice place so they say.”

    • Quenten W

      i agree in my opinion Sen. Brewster tore that town a new one, abused the system to help promote him and his friends, then left. The strange part is he and his friends are still poor so what was the point?
      The last I heard that water is still bad and no one can drink it.

  • Guido

    Need more guns for the regular people

  • Just Saying...

    Just don’t treat their injuries when they run from the cops, that should work as a deterent.

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