Two teenagers charged with murder were arrested by Atlanta police after causing a deadly crash. The crash occurred while fleeing from officers in a stolen vehicle.
Police attempted to stop Marguell Scott and Emmanuel Fambro on Wednesday after they spotted them in a Jeep Grand Cherokee that had been carjacked.
The driver ran a red light as he fled from police and slammed into a car at the junction of Campbellton Road and Lee Street. Two occupants of the vehicle were killed.
The Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office later identified the victims as Jermaine Jackson, 44, and Mark Hampton, 43.
Three other vehicles were also involved in the crash and the occupants suffered minor injuries.
Police spokesman Sergeant John Chafee said both Scott and Fambro had regular run-ins with the law. Scott, who was the driver, was acquitted of a murder charge back in September. He was also cleared of several other charges including armed robbery, cruelty to children and aggravated assault.
Scott now faces charges of felony murder, first-degree homicide by vehicle, serious injury by vehicle, reckless driving, and failure to obey a traffic control device, among other offenses.
Meanwhile, police charged Fambro with obstruction and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony. The charges came after investigators discovered a gun on him following the crash. Sgt. Chafee said a second gun that had been reported stolen was located inside the Jeep.
Police said both Fambro and Scott were injured in the crash and they were transported to Grady Hospital. Fambro was booked into Fulton Country Jail. Scott was not booked at the same time and it is unclear if he was still hospitalized.
Chafee said investigators were looking into whether the two men were linked to any other crimes including the carjacking.
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