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***UPDATE*** Carjacking suspects face 14 counts, including attempted murder

Raitasha A. Williams-Gardner and Aveyon L. Nevitt

Raitasha A. Williams-Gardner and Aveyon L. Nevitt

KINGMAN – A Las Vegas man and woman were arrested Saturday night for a suspected carjacking in the 900 block of West Beale Street and are facing 14 counts, according to Arizona Department of Public Safety Public Information Officer Quentin Mehr.

Aveyon L. Nevitt, 20, and Raitasha A. Williams-Gardner, 19, each are being charged with aggravated assault, drive-by shooting, attempted murder, endangerment, theft of means of transportation, kidnapping, armed robbery, felony flight, theft of property, and criminal damage.

According to KTNV-13 in Las Vegas, Uber driver Donnelda Schuele and another passenger in a pool ride were held up and ordered to drive toward Arizona. Schuele said a gun discharged and the passenger was pistol whipped. She went on to say several more shots rang out hitting the window and a commercial truck.

Schuele and the passenger were let out of the car just past Hoover Dam.

A DPS trooper was traveling northbound on U.S. Highway 93 in response to the carjacking call, when he came up behind the suspect vehicle that was also traveling northbound. As the trooper got in behind the vehicle, it turned around and headed southbound on Highway 93. The trooper turned around and attempted to stop the vehicle. It failed to yield, and the trooper initiated a pursuit.

The pursuit continued on southbound Highway 93. The suspect vehicle ran over stop sticks that were deployed at mile marker 70. The vehicle continued south when it crossed into the center turn lane and then collided into a bus in the 900 block of West Beale Street. No one on the bus was injured.

A male and female got out of the suspect vehicle and fled on foot, but were quickly taken into custody.

DPS was assisted by Kingman Police Department, Mohave County Sheriff's Office, and DPS Western Air Rescue Ranger 58.

Mehr said the suspects were found with a gun. They were both taken to Mohave County jail.

FIRST UPDATE

KINGMAN – A carjacking that began in North Las Vegas ended in Kingman Saturday night.

The suspect vehicle from the carjacking was involved in a drive-by shooting south of Hoover Dam at about 6:45 p.m., according to a statement from Arizona Department of Public Safety. A commercial vehicle was hit in the radiator by shots allegedly coming from the suspect vehicle. The driver of the commercial vehicle was uninjured.

A DPS trooper was traveling northbound on U.S. Highway 93 in response to the carjacking call, when he came up behind the suspect vehicle that was also traveling northbound. As the trooper got in behind the vehicle, it turned around and headed southbound on Highway 93. The trooper turned around and attempted to stop the vehicle. It failed to yield, and the trooper initiated a pursuit.

The pursuit continued on southbound Highway 93. The suspect vehicle ran over stop sticks that were deployed at mile marker 70. The vehicle continued south when it crossed into the center turn lane and then collided into a bus in the 900 block of West Beale Street. No one on the bus was injured.

A male and female got out of the suspect vehicle and fled on foot, but were quickly taken into custody.

DPS was assisted by Kingman Police Department, Mohave County Sheriff's Office, and DPS Western Air Rescue Ranger 58.

More information will be reported when further details are made available.

Information provided by Arizona Department of Public Safety

ORIGINAL POST

KINGMAN – Arizona Department of Public Safety troopers chased a carjacking suspect from Hoover Dam into Kingman around 7:45 p.m. Saturday. The suspect vehicle was involved in drive-by shooting of a semi-truck on U.S. Highway 93 after the carjacking. The suspect vehicle reached Kingman, collided with a bus in the 900 block of West Beale Street, and two suspects bailed but are in custody.

DPS reported the incident is still under investigation and will pass along more information as the DPS public information office obtains it.

Information provided by Department of Public Safety