Man arrested, charged in two armed carjackings in Nashville

Posted at 4:50 PM, May 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-31 17:50:04-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Police arrested a man for two armed carjackings in Nashville, one of which he allegedly held a gun to the head of a ride-share driver.

Officers arrested 18-year-old Estifanos Kumssa on charges of robbery-carjacking, felony evading arrest, and unlawful gun possession.

On Thursday, he put a gun to the head of a 37-year-old ride-share driver who was taking a break in a parking lot on Edge-O-Lake Drive, police officials said. He demanded the victim to get out of his blue Toyota Scion. And that's when police say Kumssa and an accomplice got in and drove away.

Later that night, he and an accomplice carjacked a 45-year-old man sitting in a 2006 Jeep Liberty. One of them pointed a gun at the victim, who got out of the Jeep and handed over his keys, police said.

Kumssa and the accomplice headed south on Murfreesboro Pike in the Jeep. Officers went to the area and deployed spike strips, disabling the Jeep.

Kumssa and the accomplice bailed and ran. He was arrested moments later. A pink gun was found on the ground and Kumssa refused to answer detectives’ questions.

Officers are still trying to identify and find the accomplice.

Kumssa is being held in lieu of $165,000 bond.