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Man with mask and gun stole car, victim says

Police seek two men in carjacking

POSTED: January 15, 2008 5:03 a.m.
GAINESVILLE — Gainesville police are looking for two men who forced two people out of their pickup truck late Wednesday, shooting at and injuring the passenger and then driving away in the vehicle.

Police also are looking for two other men who then trailed behind the stolen truck in another vehicle.

The carjacking took place at 10:50 p.m. at 429 Industrial Blvd., according to Gainesville police.

Shameka Harrison, 24, of Gainesville told police she was driving her 2008 Ford F-150 truck on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard when she noticed that an older model green or blue Chevrolet Tahoe occupied by four men was following her.

Harrison said she pulled into the parking lot at Uni-Taxi and the Tahoe pulled in behind her, police said.

Two men got out of the Tahoe and approached her vehicle.

One of them, wearing a black mask and carrying a handgun, approached the passenger in Harrison’s truck, Jauvis Singleton, 23, of Gainesville. The other man approached Harrison.

The man with the handgun demanded that Singleton give him all of his possessions. After saying he did not have anything, Singleton was shot, with the bullet grazing his left forearm, police said.

Harrison and Singleton then left the vehicle and ran toward the woods behind Uni-Taxi.

They told police that the carjackers then got into the truck and drove off, with the Tahoe following behind.

Harrison was not injured in the incident, and Singleton refused treatment for his wound.

One of the suspects is described as black, in his mid- to late 20s, about 5 foot 7 inches and having a skinny build. He was wearing a black T-shirt, police said.

The other suspect is also black, believed to be in his mid- to late 20s and described as heavyset. He was wearing a white T-shirt.

There is no description of the two men who stayed behind in the Tahoe.

Lt. Brian P. Kelly said that police would be "canvassing the area (Thursday night) for any kind of witnesses."

Harrison’s black, four-door Ford F-150 truck has a Georgia license plate, AYC0910, Kelly said.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call Gainesville police at 770-534-5254 or Hall County Dispatch at 770-534-5251.


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