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Surveillance video released of suspect wanted in armed carjacking in Hollywood

Second suspect, Christopher Walls, 16, died in police custody after alleged rough arrest

New details have been released about an armed carjacking and chase that led to the death of one of two suspects in the case.

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. – Authorities have released surveillance video of a suspect wanted in an armed carjacking last month in Hollywood that led to the death of a second suspect.

It came after a chase and crash across several counties.

Detectives say the man in the video was one of two men who robbed a victim at gunpoint at a Mobil gas station on Sheridan Street near T.Y. Park back on Nov. 14 and took off with his car.

According to a police report, the victim told police that he was waiting inside his vehicle, a black 2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia, for the car wash when two black males approached his car with guns drawn.

He said one of the suspects, later identified as 16-year-old Christopher Walls, posted a gun at him by the driver’s side and demanded that he get out of his car while screaming, “Think we’re playing? We’re not f***ing around.”

Police said the victim got out of his car and Walls got out of the car as Walls reached in his pockets and took his wallet.

Both suspects then took off in the victim’s vehicle while the victim called 911 from his cellphone, the report stated.

“I just got robbed at gunpoint ... They took my car, they took my keys, they took my wallet,” the victim told the 911 dispatcher.

Investigators say Walls led them on a chase into Miami-Dade County before eventually crashing the stolen vehicle near Northwest 27th Avenue and 62nd Street.

Police said he was the only person in the vehicle at the time, and his alleged rough arrest was caught on camera by witnesses.

“You could see them kicking him in the head, kicking him in the side, kicking him everywhere,” one witness said.

Walls later died while in police custody.

Officers are searching for the second suspect in the case, as well as the original car that Walls and the second suspect arrived in, which was described as a 2018 Toyota Yaris with Florida tag LCHB29.

Anyone with further information about the carjacking or the identity of the second suspect is asked to call Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-8477.


About the Authors:

Trent Kelly is an award-winning multimedia journalist who joined the Local 10 News team in June 2018. Trent is no stranger to Florida. Born in Tampa, he attended the University of Florida in Gainesville, where he graduated with honors from the UF College of Journalism and Communications.

Amanda Batchelor is the managing editor for Local10.com.