• Police: Carjackers wreck Jeep following chase on I-485

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    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Police said a carjacking in east Charlotte Sunday led to a chase along a major freeway and ended in a crash.

    Channel 9 reporter Briana Harper said the car being driven by the suspected carjackers was a 1989 Jeep Grand Cherokee, which ended up on its side at the end of a chase with police.

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    State troopers were chasing the suspects on Interstate 485, when the suspects tried to exit the freeway on Harrisburg Road. That’s when the crash occurred.

    Authorities arrested two men and said they threatened a man near the University Village Apartments at gunpoint, stole his car keys and drove off in the Jeep Cherokee.

    (Jordan Beaner, left, Jordan Williams left)

    Police said they saw men who fit the description of the carjackers driving on I-485 and began the chase. During the chase, troopers said one of the men threw a gun out of the car.

    Witnesses said the men put themselves and others in danger.

    “We could’ve gotten hit, because he wasn’t but an inch away from us, and we had to swerve over to duck from it,” witness Carmelita Welch told Channel 9.

    Despite the crash, troopers said both of the suspects managed to walk away without any visible injuries.

    Officials later identified the suspects as Jordan Beaner and Jordan Williams. The pair face multiple charges including robbery with a dangerous weapon. 

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