KPD Arrest a Carjacking Suspect

Knoxville Police makes an arrest in carjacking.

23 year-old Deshawn Whited was arrested last (Wednesday) night when police found him in the stolen car. It all started when Officers responded to a carjacking at Gay Street near Magnolia Avenue yesterday (Wednesday) afternoon. A man says that he was flagged down by an unknown suspect at the intersection of Gay and Magnolia. When the suspect approached the victim, he pulled out a handgun and demanded that the victim exit the vehicle. The victim got out and the suspect fled.

Whited was taken into custody for carjacking, schedule VI drug violations and convicted felon in possession of a handgun. The Violent Crimes Unit investigation is ongoing and additional charges are pending based on the outcome of that investigation.

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