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Carjacking, Brief Pursuit, Arrest in South Seattle

A 17-year-old female is in custody following a carjacking that occurred late last night on Beacon Hill and ended when the stolen car became stuck on the railroad tracks.

On Tuesday night, just after 11:30 pm, officers responded to a reported carjacking that occurred in the 5300 block of 16th Avenue South.  The caller stated that he had just pulled into his driveway in his 2007 BMW X5 when he was approached by two unknown individuals, a male and female.  According to the victim, the suspects pointed a handgun at him and demanded the keys to his car and cash. The victim complied, and the suspects fled in the BMW.  As officers were interviewing the victim, other officers located the reported stolen car at Swift Avenue South and South Albro Place.  The officers attempted to stop the car, but the driver failed to stop and began to actively elude the marked police vehicles.  The BMW struck a fire hydrant and then turned northbound along the BNSF railroad tracks in the 6200 block of Airport Way South.  The BMW became stuck on the tracks, and the sole occupant of the stolen car, a 17-year-old female, was taken into custody without further incident.

The victim positively identified the female as one of the suspects.  The BMW was impounded awaiting a search warrant, and the suspect was later booked into the Youth Services Center for investigation of robbery and eluding.  Robbery detectives will handle the follow up investigation. This remains an active and on-going investigation.