Manhunt Underway for armed carjacking suspects in Palm City.
MCSO was notified around 2:18am that a stolen vehicle with three subjects inside was headed towards Martin County. The suspects were said to have committed an armed carjacking and were headed north moving at speeds of up to 100 miles per hour.
MCSO deputies set up along I-95 at the 102 mile marker in preparation to deploy stop sticks in an effort to slow the vehicle down. At one point the driver lost control of the car and went into a ditch near the Palm City exit. One suspect was arrested on scene, but two others fled on foot and are currently on the run.
Deputies are actively searching for the suspects in communities throughout Palm City. A handgun and ammunition was located at the crash scene, however, it is unknown how many weapons the suspects had at the time of the carjacking.
The suspects are described as two black males, in their late teens. One is wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, the other is wearing a red hooded sweatshirt. One of the suspects is barefoot.
If you see or hear anything suspicious in your community, please call the Martin County Sheriff’s Office immediately. Do not approach the suspects, as it is unknown if they are still armed.
A Code Red phone call alerting residents to this public safety alert, has been issued for communities throughout Palm City.
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