PIT Maneuver Stops Carjacking Suspects After Shooting in Gwinnett County

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In an operation aided by Flock cameras, Gwinnett County Police Officers from the West precinct managed to halt two suspects accused of carjacking and shooting a victim in a nearby area.

The incident, which took place on February 26 around 2:40 p.m., began with officers tracking a stolen vehicle involved in the carjacking and shooting the day before within Suwanee city limits. The pursuit led officers to South Berkely Lake Road and South Old Peachtree Road in unincorporated Norcross.

Despite attempts to stop the suspect vehicle, the perpetrators refused to comply and tried to escape. Law enforcement officers then executed a Precision Immobilization Technique (PIT) maneuver, successfully bringing the suspect vehicle to a halt.

The driver, identified as James Steven Casey, aged 19 from Bloomingdale, along with his passenger, Deaundrey Marques Everett, aged 22 from Decatur, attempted to flee on foot but were quickly apprehended after a short chase.

Both suspects are now detained at the Gwinnett County Jail, facing a slew of charges. James has been charged with multiple offenses including fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer, reckless driving, theft by receiving stolen property, possession of a firearm during the commission of certain crimes, hit and run, obstruction of law enforcement, driving with a suspended license, possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, unsafe lane change, improper window tint, and four gang-related charges. Deaundrey faces charges of obstruction of law enforcement, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, and two gang-related charges. They also face additional charges stemming from the initial incident in Suwanee.

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