June 18, 2013

Boy, 9, hurt trying to save sister in carjacking


Associated Press

CONLEY — Police were searching for a suspect after a boy was hurt while trying to save his sister in a carjacking.

Clayton County police say the crime happened Monday on Willow Way in the county just south of Atlanta.

The boy, 9-year-old Brannon Brown, says the suspect jumped in the car with his 5-year-old sister inside.

“He put it in reverse, tried to back up, and I shoved it back in park,” Brannon tells WSB-TV (http://bit.ly/11L0gBh ).

Brannon said the car door hit him and he fell, and the carjacker took off with his sister inside.

The children’s mother, Ashley Brown, said the girl was let out of the car several miles away, near a salon on Jonesboro Road. She was unharmed.

Brannon’s injuries were described as minor. He fought back tears as he recalled details of the crime and explained why he took the actions he did.

“That’s the only reason I did it. Because of my sister,” he said.

Police were still searching for the suspect’s vehicle, described as a black 2003 Acura TL.

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Information from: WSB-TV, http://www.wsbtv.com/index.html