MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Memphis police say an 18-year-old has confessed to participating in a deadly attempted carjacking earlier this month.
Officers arrested Djuantay Jacocks Tuesday after spotting him behind the wheel of a stolen truck near Range Line and James. Three other people were also arrested.
According to an affidavit, Jacocks admitted his involvement in a carjacking and attempted carjacking Nov. 19. In the first incident, police say two armed men approached a man sitting in his truck on Isabelle Street. They ordered him to get out of the vehicle and hand over his wallet. He complied and the suspects drove off.
Within an hour, police were called to a shooting near Truman and Ozan. The affidavit says the victims, Larry and Belinda Humphreys, approached the intersection in their vehicle where Larry saw five unknown males standing at the corner. Two of the males approached his truck and tried to open the doors. One suspect opened fire, shooting Belinda Humphreys while she sat in the passenger seat.
Larry Humphreys drove home where he called police but his wife died from her injuries.
On Tuesday, MPD’s Violent Crimes Unit spotted the stolen truck from the Nov. 19 carjacking. Police attempted a traffic stop at Hargrove and Brookemeade. The truck’s four occupants ran but officers took all four into custody, including Jacocks.
Police say Jacocks gave a typed and signed confession to both Nov. 19 incidents He is now charged with carjacking, especially aggravated robbery, first-degree murder, attempted robbery and evading arrest.