Suspect wielded machete during carjacking, crashes car

The suspect is now in the hospital due to injuries he sustained in the wreck.

Police say a man who used a machete to carjack a victim, then engaged in a car chase that ended in a wreck, is now in the hospital.

Police received a call of a carjacking on Whiteford Ave. in southeast Atlanta.

The suspect used a machete to will the victim into driving him around and then forced the victim out of the vehicle on the 500 block of Fulton Street in southwest Atlanta.

The victim then proceeded to call police and officers were able to spot t he vehicle and engaged in a pursuit.

The suspect crashed the vehicle on Joseph E. Lowery near Interstate 20 and sustained injuries from the wreck. He was transported to Grady Hospital and his condition is unknown at this time. 



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