Suspect flees Lake City carjacking

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A suspect fled an alleged armed carjacking in Lake City Monday night that involved four teenage victims.

According to a Lake City Police Department (LCPD) release, officers were dispatched at 9:32 p.m. to NW Jacquez Place to the report of gunfire.

When the officers arrived on scene, they were informed of a male wearing a black ski mask and dark clothing was seen behind a residence.

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Other officers arriving at the scene conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle with improper equipment. As the vehicle stopped at the intersection of NW Long Street and NW Fowler Avenue, a person wearing dark clothing exited the driver’s side back seat of the vehicle and fled. Officers were unable to locate the person.

Officers interviewed the four remaining teenage occupants and discovered they were victims of an alleged armed carjacking committed by the suspect who fled the vehicle.

No one was reported hurt in the incident.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the LCPD at 386-752-4343.

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