PERRY SOUTH (KDKA) – Two suspects have been arrested in connection with an armed carjacking in Perry South.
According to police, the incident happened in the 2500 block of North Charles Street around 10 p.m. Wednesday.READ MORE: Turmoil Continues Following Administrative Changes At Sewickley Academy
Two suspects approached a vehicle and asked for a ride. When the 47-year-old female driver refused, the suspects allegedly pulled out a gun and demanded the keys.
The woman complied and called 911 after fleeing.
However, the suspects, identified as Kerrell Lee, 18, of the Hill District, and Derrick Lewis, 15, of Northview Heights, could not get the vehicle to start. They fled the scene on foot as police responded to the scene.
Nearby, officers approached two males matching the description of Lee and Lewis.READ MORE: Allegheny Co. DA Zappala Suing State Attorney General Josh Shapiro Over Opioid Settlement
While officers were attempting to take Lewis into custody, he allegedly resisted and kicked them.
Later, police found a gun under a vehicle in the 2400 block of North Charles Street that they believe was used in the incident.
Lee is facing a list of charges including robbery of a motor vehicle, simple assault and weapons violations.
Lewis is facing similar charges as well as resisting arrest and tampering with evidence. He is also being charged as an adult.
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