Baltimore police are still searching for two suspects in connection with an assault and carjacking that occurred last Wednesday morning.
The victim, 69-year-old Jim Willingham, reportedly went outside to retrieve something from his car when he was approached by six teenagers who threatened to shoot him, before beating the man, taking his car, and running him over with his own vehicle.
On Monday, four of the six suspects were arrested when officers found the stolen car, along with two other stolen vehicles in their possession.
16-year-old Darian Maurice Hicks will be charged as an adult with attempted second-degree murder, first-degree assault, second-degree assault, armed carjacking, carjacking, and theft charges.
Taizjuan Eliza Waddell, 16, and Kimani William Graham, 16, each will be charged as adults with armed carjacking, carjacking, armed robbery, robbery, first-degree assault, second-degree assault, unlawful taking of a motor vehicle, and theft charges, according to CBS Baltimore.
A fourth suspect, 15, will be charged as a minor.
“They’re violent offenders, even though they’re juveniles, and they needed to be caught and taken off the streets,” said Jennifer Peach of the Baltimore County Police Department.
Willingham remains in hospital for at least ten more days, according to his wife, and then will be moved to a physical therapy center.
The peaceful neighborhood where he lives remains on edge since the attack. Speaking to CBS Baltimore, Willingham’s wife said, “I got a knock on the door that my husband had been carjacked and assaulted. My husband was innocent. It shouldn’t have happened.”
“It’s going to be a slow-going process. My husband can’t walk right now, and he’s got a big bruise on his back, slight internal bleeding,” she said.
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