One suspect arrested in car hijacking -

One suspect arrested in car hijacking

(KMOV) -- One suspect involved in a car hijacking has been arrested.

Mario Shaw, 19, of Belleville, Ill., and Deandre LePrade, 19, of East St. Louis, Ill., were both charged for Aggravated Vehicular Hijacking, a class X felony.

On April 23, police say Shaw and LePrade approached a victim who was sitting in their vehicle at a McDonalds parking lot, asking to use a cell phone.

The victim, who is said to have known the suspects, let Shaw and LePrade use their cell phone, allowing entry into their vehicle.

Upon entrance, one of the suspects showed gun, and demanded the victim hand over any belongings.

Shaw and LePrade fled the scene in the victim’s vehicle.

Bond for both suspects has been set at $250,000.

LePrade is still at large.


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