Carjacking suspect crashes during pursuit on I-24 in Antioch

Posted at 10:11 AM, Sep 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-04 22:44:40-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A police chase of a carjacking suspect ended in a crash on Interstate 24 Wednesday morning.

Police say 18-year-old Koran D. Porter carjacked a 49-year-old woman, who also had her 4-year-old grandson in the car, Tuesday night at a Dickerson Pike gas station.

The car was spotted by a Metro Nashville Police Department helicopter crew the next morning and monitored it from the air as it drove across much of Davidson County, into Rutherford County, and then back into Davidson.

Police say Porter pulled the car over on I-24 West near the Old Hickory Boulevard exit and ran. Officer Braden Gant and his K9 partner, Nash, arrested him shortly after he bailed from the car.