MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A teenager is behind bars after he admitted to shooting and killing a Memphis woman during a carjacking attempt.
Police said Djuantay Jacocks, 18, participated in two carjackings on Nov. 19 within a half hour of each other – the latter being deadly.
Jacocks and another man are accused of carjacking and robbing a man sitting in his driveway in the 700 block of Isabelle Street.
Investigators said the suspects stole his 2006 Ford F-150 and drove away from the scene. Thirty minutes later, Larry and Belinda Humphreys were the victims of another attempted carjacking sitting in their 2004 Ford F-150.
Humphreys said he remembers seeing a few men standing on the corner.
This time, Jacocks and another man approached the couple at the intersection of Truman Avenue and Ozan Street, but the doors were locked.
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Jacocks admitted to firing several shots into the vehicle, police said. Both victims were struck, but Belinda Humphreys was killed from her injuries.
Her husband told FOX13 he tried to fight back by firing his own weapon before driving away.
Belinda Humphreys was pronounced dead at the scene, while her husband was taken to Regional One. He was released later with non-critical injuries.
FOX13 spoke with a woman who said one of the bullets came flying through her front door.
"The next morning, we discovered one of the bullets had come through our front door," said Marlene. "The Lord looked over us and kept us from harm."
We also spoke with the first carjacking victim about what happened.
"I was facing down, looking at my cell phone and suddenly, someone started knocking really hard on the side of my truck," said the victim, who didn't want to be identified. "When I looked to the left side, another man was pointing at me with a handgun."
Officers located the 2004 vehicle on Tuesday. Police said four people were inside the truck in the area of Range Line Road and James Road.
All four men ran after officers pulled the truck over, but they were all apprehended after a pursuit.
Jacocks was driving the truck, and he admitted to participating in both carjackings last week, police said.
He is being charged with first degree murder, carjacking, especially aggravated robbery, and attempted robbery.
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