Armed men jack a Chevy Camaro; one escapes and the other crashes into a tree stump

22-year-old Christopher Ross was charged with carjacking, evading arrest on foot, evading arrest in a vehicle, and possession of a firearm while committing a felony when he held a man at gunpoint, stole his Chevy Camaro, and was caught the next day after crashing into a tree stump.

On August 13th, officers were dispatched to a carjacking call at 3570 Walker Avenue, Scootie’s convenience store for a call concerning a carjacking. Kajuan Robinson and Peter Parrish stated they left the store and headed toward Robinson’s 2011 Chevrolet Camaro in the parking lot. Just after they reached the car, two men with guns appeared and pointed their firearms at them. They instructed Robinson to hand over the keys to the Camaro. He agreed, and the men took off in the vehicle.

Christopher Ross (SCSO)
Christopher Ross (SCSO)

On August 14th, officers recognized the Camaro that had been stolen at 853 South Highland Street. They noted the vehicle drove away so they activated their emergency lights and siren to conduct a traffic stop. The Camaro fled and successfully evaded the officers. Additional officers which had been dispatched to the situation found the stolen Camaro wrecked into a tree stump near 3322 Southern Avenue.

One of the officers saw a man, Christopher Ross, run from the driver’s seat of the car, and a foot pursuit ensued. A boundary was created and air support and K9 were called in to assist in finding Ross. K9 officers found him at 565 Reese Street. Ross later waived his Miranda Rights and produced a signed statement confessing to the carjacking and having a loaded handgun.

Christopher Ross was arrested and charged with carjacking, evading arrest, intentionally evading arrest in auto, possession of a firearm while committing a felony. His bond was set at $15,000.

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