• Arrests made after deadly carjacking


    CHEROKEE COUNTY, Ga. - Cherokee County deputies arrested two people after a carjacking and crash left a suspect dead and the victim injured.

    NewsChopper 2 showed police lining Highway 92 near Wade Green Road just before 4 p.m Thursday.

    Investigators surrounded a white Dodge wedged in bushes on the opposite side of a guard rail.

    Deputies told Channel 2's Tony Thomas that three men carjacked the vehicle about two miles from the crash site on Royal Oaks Drive.

    The men sped out of the subdivion, lost control and ran down an embankment.

    "The driver of the car is dead on the scene. We think he is a suspect," said Lt. Jay Baker.

    Deputies identified him as Andre Rodriguez, 27, of Acworth.

    The coroner determined Rodriguez was shot and killed while behind the wheel.

    The victim, Justin Humphries, 19, was in the back of the car.  Humphries was also injured in the crash and was taken to the hospital and released.

    A neighbor said he helped the man after the wreck.

    "I came outside and saw a gentleman in the street bleeding to death," witness Jonathan Joyner said. "He (the victim) said some men tried to bind his arms and he had a twist-tie on his wrist so I was suspicious already."

    Investigators arrested two two other suspects on Thursday night.

    Jumar Greer, 19, of Acworth and Quovadis Arrington, 23, of Acworth were arrested on Interstate 75 near Jacksboro, Tenn. deputies said.

    The men may have been travelling to Chicago. They are being held in the Campbell County, Tenn. jail. 

    Greer is charged with armed robbery, Arrington is charged with hindering the apprehension of a wanted person.

    A third carjacking suspect, Maurice Perkins, 20, of Acworth remains at large.

    "One ran through our neighborhood," Joyner said. "He said some guys were trying to carjack him and steal his car and threatened to kill him numerous amounts of times."

    Joyner said he also tried to comfort the victim.

    "He kept saying that he's fainting, I need air, I can't breathe," Joyner said. "He said he tried to fight back."

    Deputies also arrested Tavarus Arrington, Quovadis's brother on charges of hindering the apprehension of a wanted person.

    Stay with Channel 2 Action News and wsbtv.com for updates on this developing story.

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