NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - New Orleans police arrested four teenagers in connection with the carjacking of a 77-year-old woman in eastern New Orleans.
The incident happened Wednesday around 11 p.m. in the 6400 block of Fitzhenry Ct.
Louis Lebanks and three other boys ages 14, 15, and 16 were apprehended shortly after.
The victim said she was approached by the teens as she exited her Chevy HHR. One of the suspects pulled out a pistol, pointed it at the woman's head and demanded her car keys, police said.
The victim said the keys were still in the ignition. The teenagers jumped in the car and drove away.
While investigating the initial call, officers observed the HHR speeding along Chef Menteur Hwy. near Majestic Oak Dr.
Officers attempted to stop the vehicle, but the driver accelerated even faster, police said. It finally crashed in the 7700 block of Dwyer Rd.
All four suspects were taken into custody.
The victim identified Lebanks as the gunman and his three accomplices.
Lebanks was booked into Central Lock-Up and charged with carjacking and resisting an officer. The three juveniles were booked into the Juvenile Bureau and charged with carjacking and resisting an officer.
The investigation is on-going.