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Quick Response by Newly Created Enhanced Shift of Patrol Officers Results in Arrest of Robbery Suspect

2/4/2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Officers assigned to the newly created enhanced shift of patrol officers in the East Precinct quickly responded to assist following Wednesday’s 5:30 p.m. carjacking of an Amazon delivery driver in the 1500 block of Forrest Avenue, resulting in the arrest of the accused getaway driver, Ja’Shonti Williams, 18.

The victim was driving his personal car, a Honda Accord, delivering packages when he was approached by two young men who pointed guns at him and told him to walk away from his car. He said a young woman then entered his vehicle and drove off.

The enhanced shift of patrol officers, who concentrate on responding quickly and in numbers to shooting and robbery calls, spotted the stolen Honda Accord as it left the Fallbrook Apartments, 345 Dellway Villa Road, with Williams behind the wheel. When officers activated their emergency equipment in an attempt to stop her, Williams drove off at a high rate of speed. She later collided with another motorist on Douglas Avenue near Ellington Parkway, causing her to leave the roadway and come to a stop. She was taken into custody without further incident.

During an interview she admitted to her involvement in taking the Honda Accord at gunpoint from the victim. A gun was recovered from the car. The packages scheduled for delivery were located in the trunk.

Williams is charged with carjacking, evading arrest, gun possession during the commission of a felony, theft, and driving without a license. She is being held in lieu of $150,000 bond.

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Ja'Shonti Williams, 18
Ja'Shonti Williams, 18