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TPD: 4 teens arrested in attempted armed carjacking at Cascades Park

Posted at 3:18 PM, Apr 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-13 15:20:15-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Four Tallahassee teens were arrested in connection to an attempted carjacking that happened on Friday at Cascades Park.

According to the Tallahassee Police Department, on Friday afternoon a woman was walking near the main fountain in Cascades Park on Gadsden Street when she heard someone running behind her.

Police say the suspect, later identified as 15-year-old boy, walked passed her, then turned around and pointed a gun at her and demanded her car keys.

Police say a second suspect, later identified as 14-year-old boy, came up behind her and also pointed a firearm at her.

At that point, TPD says that the suspects did not take her keys, but told her to walk to her vehicle.

Two additional teenage boys were present, who were later identified as a 13-year-old and a 15-year-old

TPD says as the teens toward the victim's car they approached a group of four or five people who were exercising in the park.

As the victim walked closer to the group of people, she noticed the suspects had fled.

Responding officers found four teens walking at the intersection of Meridian Road and Magnolia Drive, and the descriptions of three of them matched those given by the victim.

When police attempted to make contact with the group, all four fled.

All suspects were eventually apprehended, and the investigation ended with all four being charged for their parts in the crime.

TPD says two guns suspected of being used were recovered, and both were determined to be airsoft/pellet guns.

All four boys were charged with armed carjacking, false imprisonment and resisting/obstructing without violence.

Two of the teens face an additional charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.