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Suspect sought after Papa John's delivery driver carjacked in west St. Louis

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By Sarah Heath By Sarah Heath

ST. LOUIS (KMOV)—Police arrested one person Monday afternoon in reference to a carjacking where a Papa John's delivery driver was forced out of his vehicle at gunpoint late Sunday night.

According to police, the male delivery driver was in a rented Dodge Challenger in the 4900 block of Wise Avenue when he noticed a red Dodge Ram pick-up truck following him.

Police said two men got out of the truck and approached him.

Authorities said one of the suspects pulled out a gun and told the victim to get out of his car. The victim exited the car. One suspect then took off in the victim's vehicle while the other drove the follow truck. They were last seen traveling northbound on Kingshighway.

Police said officers spotted the suspect's truck near the intersection of W. Florissant and Pamplin around 10 p.m. Authorities said two people were inside.

Officers attempted to pull over the vehicle, but the driver took off. Officers chased the suspects for a short time before deploying spike strips. The suspects eventually pulled over in the 6000 block of Shulte.

One of the suspects, Shawn Vaughn, 17, was taken into custody. He has been charged with two counts of assault/attempted assault on a law enforcement officer related to the pursuit.

Officers have not yet determined if Vaughn was involved in the carjacking.

The other person in the truck took off on foot. Police are still looking for that person.

The delivery driver was not injured during the initial incident. No officers reported injuries during the chase.

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