Police say teens involved in carjacking had stolen guns, face new charges

Updated: May. 10, 2021 at 4:04 PM CDT
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NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - New Orleans police have released new information about the carjacking and crash that injured seven teenagers Friday.

The NOPD has charged all seven juveniles in the truck with possession of a stolen vehicle and possession of a stolen gun.

Officers say five guns were found in the truck after the crash including an AR-15 rifle.

Three of the firearms were reported to be stolen. The NOPD says on Friday the carjacking victim was on Florida Ave. when an SUV pulled up and a suspect pulled a gun and demanded the vehicle.

The truck crashed on N. Robertson St. Police said a 16-year-old committed the armed robbery of the truck and was driving it when it crashed.

He faces several additional charges.

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