FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va. — A man is in jail after police pursuit on Interstate 95 in Fairfax County on Monday. The man is accused of carjacking two people in D.C. and Fairfax before leading police on a high-speed pursuit.
According to police, before the pursuit began, Teon De'Markus, 28, carjacked a Honda at gunpoint in D.C. and drove into Fairfax. He then ditched the stolen Honda and carjacked another vehicle, a Chevy Tahoe. He then led police on a pursuit across the Beltway near the Springfield Mixing Bowl, where I-395, I-95 and I-495 all come together.
The pursuing officers were eventually able to perform a precision immobilization technique (PIT) maneuver on the Tahoe. The SUV went up on two wheels, flipped onto its side, and then landed upright on four wheels along a jersey wall. Officers were able to box him in on the road's shoulder and took De'Markus into custody without incident.
Fairfax County's aviation unit caught the whole thing on camera. It's unclear how long the pursuit lasted, or how fast the car was going when the PIT maneuver was performed. Police said at least one civilian vehicle was hit by the suspect during the pursuit.
De'Markus, of Maryland, was charged w/carjacking, possession of a firearm by a felon, use of a firearm in a felony, disregard police command to stop, two counts of hit/run and receiving stolen goods. He was held on no bond.