David Joel Sutton, 18, of the 1700 block of Montana Avenue in Northeast Washington, D.C., is charged with armed carjacking, carjacking, first-degree assault, armed robbery, the use of a firearm in the commission of a violent felony, and the unlawful taking of a motor vehicle, according to a Montgomery County police news release.
Police said on March 13 a woman was sitting in the passenger seat of her car, which was parked in her driveway in the 100 block of East Melrose Street in Chevy Chase at about 10:19 p.m., when a man opened the driver’s door and pointed a handgun at her. The woman got out of the car and ran inside her home.
Police said the man took off driving her car toward Connecticut Avenue.
On Saturdayat about 3 a.m. Montgomery County detectives were notified that U.S. Park Police officers had been involved in a chase involving a stolen vehicle and a shooting involving the five occupants of the car near the intersection of New York Avenue and Bladensburg Road in Northeast D.C. No additional details were immediately available about that police chase and shooting.
Montgomery County detectives responded to the scene and determined that the car involved in the incident with U.S. Park Police was the same car that was carjacked on March 13 in Chevy Chase, according to Montgomery County police spokesman Janelle Smith.
Further investigation revealed that Sutton, who was one of the people in the car, was the man responsible for the carjacking on March 13, according the news release.
Sutton is in the custody of the U.S. Park Police pending criminal charges in Washington, D.C.
Investigation into the other occupants of the vehicle in connection with Montgomery County carjacking continues, according to Smith.