2 In Custody After Violent Carjacking, I-40 Pursuit

Posted at 5:56 AM, Apr 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-07 07:32:46-04

Two suspects were taken into custody overnight after a violent carjacking in Antioch.

Officials with Metro Nashville Police said three suspects approached a man in his car at Hickory Club Drive late Thursday night.

The victim was pistol-whipped and thrown in the trunk of the car.

Before the suspects could take off, the victim popped the emergency latch on the trunk, jumped out, and then called police.

A short time later, officers spotted the car at a McDonald's on Murfreesboro Pike near Fesslers Lane, at which point a pursuit ensued. Police said speeds topped 100 miles an hour. 

The car eventually crashed on Interstate 40 at Hermitage Avenue near Decatur and Fain Streets. 

NewsChannel 5 was on scene when two people were taken into custody. It’s unknown what happened to the possible third suspect.