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Man carjacks driver with gun, shoots at him

June 04, 2021 - 00:00
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    Malik J. Scott

A Union Point man was arrested on several charges after he allegedly carjacked a man and shot at him May 26 in the vicinity of Crawfordville Road and Elliot Circle.

Malik Jamil Scott, 22, faces charges of aggravated assault, armed robbery, robbery by intimidation, kidnapping and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime after he reportedly flagged down a vehicle, walked up to the driver’s door, pointed a Glock pistol at the driver and told the man he was going to kill him.

According to Sgt. Michael Holloway, the victim met with him at Jackson’s Barbecue and told him what had happened.

After threatening the victim, Scott walked around to the passenger side of the truck, got inside with the pistol still pointed at the victim and told him to drive.

The victim said he drove north on Crawfordville Road, west onto Washington Highway, south onto Highway 77, east onto Union Point Highway, north onto Scott Street and east onto Carlton Avenue while the pistol was pointed at his head. Once they reached the end of Carlton Avenue at the intersection of Crawfordville Road, the victim said Scott made Alexander get into the rear seat.

Scott then exited the vehicle, taking a pair of White Nike Air Force One tennis shoes and the victim’s ’s wallet with $1,000 cash.

According to the victim, Scott then took a shot at him but he was not hit. The victim said he drove away, while Scott ran away on foot.

Sgt. Holloway located one spent steel 9mm shell casing in the roadway of Crawfordville Road.

Just after midnight on May 27, Holloway and other deputies went to Elliot Circle to arrest Scott. They found him in the bathroom and ordered him to come out. He complied but then began to resist arrest, balling up his fist as if he intended to strike Holloway. Holloway gave verbal commands for Scott to put his hands behind his back or he would be tased but he still refused.

Holloway deployed his Taser 7 and gave a five-second drive stun to Scott’s abdomen. Deputies Jonathan Franco and Frank Wheeler then assisted Scott to the floor where he was placed in handcuffs.

Scott was placed in Franco’s patrol vehicle and transported to St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Emergency Room for a medical evaluation before being taken to jail.