As a suspected carjacker went on a rampage across Edmonton overnight, one of the trucks involved was caught on video ramming into another vehicle and being aggressive Wednesday morning on the south leg of Anthony Henday Drive.
A series of carjackings that forced police to shoot their weapons came to an end early Wednesday in southeast Edmonton, but not before the suspect allegedly used one of the stolen vehicles to ram another driver dozens of times during the morning rush hour on the south leg of Anthony Henday Drive.
Shortly after 8 p.m., officers responded to “a white Dodge Ram truck actively smashing into other vehicles in the area of 117 Avenue and 102 Street,” police said in a news release Wednesday morning.“
Police determined the male driver has been involved in two violent, armed carjackings earlier that evening in Downtown Branch.”
When police arrived, the driver got out of the truck and there was a confrontation between him and the officers. One of the officers fired their gun.
The driver jumped back in the truck, fled the area and was involved in another armed carjacking nearby, police said. Police continued to chase the man all night.
Naeem Issa and his nephew were driving along Anthony Henday Drive eastbound near Terwillegar Drive at 7 a.m. Wednesday.
He said the a truck drove up behind them, hitting their bumper multiple times and pulling a gun on them.
“I started speeding up, trying to get away from him,” Issa recalled.
“He gets behind me and starts ramming me from behind.”
Following his arrest, the man was taken to hospital for precautionary reasons. The officers involved in the shooting were not injured.
A Dodge Ram truck was towed from a lawn Wednesday morning in the area of 23 Avenue between 64 Street and 66 Street, near Mill Woods Town Centre.
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