- Associated Press - Saturday, December 24, 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) - Washington police say a motorist was killed after being struck by a carjacking suspect involved in a police chase.

The Metropolitan Police Department said in a statement Saturday that the suspect, a 17-year-old Washington resident, has been charged with second-degree murder.

The statement says officers on Friday night were pursuing a Lexus that had been stolen in an armed robbery.

Police say the Lexus was speeding when it struck a Nissan Altima, causing a chain reaction that involved two other cars.

The Nissan’s driver, 31-year-old Kenneth Edward Morris Jr. of Washington, was taken to a hospital, where he died. The driver of another vehicle was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

The statement says three suspects fled the Lexus. The 17-year-old was arrested, but the other two escaped.

The Associated Press does not generally name juveniles charged with crimes.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide