By: Carol Robinson, al.com
A suspect was taking into custody after he carjacked a woman at gunpoint in Homewood and had three wrecks during a lengthy police chase and then fleeing on foot into a wooded area in Birmingham.
The ordeal began at 2:55 p.m. Thursday when a woman was carjacked at gunpoint of her red Chevrolet Corvette. Homewood police Sgt. John Carr said the carjacking happened on Oxmoor Road and St. Charles Street in the heart of Edgewood.
A lookout bulletin was issued, and Homewood officers spotted the stolen vehicle and the suspect on Valley Avenue. A Homewood officer tried to stop the suspect, but he took off and the chase was on.
The pursuit traveled along Green Springs Highway and then on to Interstate 65 where the fleeing suspect hit one vehicle at the University Boulevard exit. There were no injuries, Carr said.