Updated: Jun 17, 2020
Carson Ray Freeman, 16, of Titusville, was arrested and charged with:
- Armed Carjacking
- Robbery with a Firearm
- Aggravated Fleeing and Alluding
- Operating a Motor Vehicle without a License.
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The preliminary investigation has revealed that Freeman stole the victim’s 2017 Black Dodge Journey earlier in the day at gunpoint after they had offered him and an unknown male accomplice a ride.
gun recovered at the crash scene inside of the stolen vehicle. Photo by TPD
At 4:00 PM on Monday June 15th, 2020, Titusville Police observed the suspect in the stolen car in the area of Hamilton Avenue and Harrison Street.
A traffic stop was attempted by officers, the suspect did not comply and fled at a high rate of speed. Within seconds, the suspect crashed at the intersection of South Park Avenue and South Street into a teal 2003 Nissan Altima that was southbound on South Park Avenue. Subsequently, the suspect made an additional impact with a traffic signal pole on the southeast side of South Street at this intersection.
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The two traffic crash victims in the Nissan Altima sustained minor injuries and were transported to a local hospital.
The juvenile passenger in the stolen vehicle was transported to a local hospital with minor injuries.
Freeman was transported to a local hospital for medical clearance before he was transported to the Juvenile Detention Center.
A handgun suspected of being used to commit the armed carjacking by Freeman was recovered by detectives inside the stolen vehicle under the accelerator pedal.
This incident remains under investigation by the Titusville Police Department and further details will be released upon its conclusion.