Armed carjacking leads to police pursuit and arrest in Shoreline

An armed carjacker was arrested in Shoreline after ramming two cars and leading police on a chase through several cities on Wednesday afternoon, according to the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office.

Around 12:40 p.m. on Wednesday, deputies received a 911 call of a reported carjacking in the 16500 block of Highway 99.

The reporter told police that a man armed with a handgun threatened to shoot him and then stole his car.

While deputies were investigating, two hit-and-run collisions were reported in Edmonds.

The victims told deputies they were intentionally struck by a car that fled the scene.

They described the car as the one that was stolen in the earlier carjacking.

Deputies located the stolen car a short time later and attempted to make a traffic stop, but the carjacker refused to stop.

The stolen car was pursued through Edmonds, Lynnwood and eventually ended with a PIT maneuver in Shoreline. A PIT (pursuit intervention technique) maneuver is tactic used by police to cause a driver to stop.

A 28-year-old man was arrested and booked into the Snohomish County jail for first-degree robbery, theft of a motor vehicle, attempting to elude, driving under the influence of drugs and two counts of hit-and-run.