2 arrested for carjacking woman at gunpoint


YORK, Pa. (WHTM) – Two men were arrested after police say they carjacked a city woman at gunpoint just as she arrived at her home Thursday evening.

Jaliel Williams, 18, and Michael Whitt, 19, both of York, are charged with robbery of a motor vehicle and firearm offenses. Both had outstanding warrants, police said.

The 26-year-old woman told police she was exiting her vehicle in the 600 block of Madison Avenue around 6:30 p.m.

She said the men demanded her keys and threatened to kill her family if she called the police.

“One grabbed her and started taking her keys off around her neck,” her father said. “She was fighting back and the other guy pointed a gun in her face.”

Jaliel Williams, left, and Michael Whitt

Officers found the victim’s car about three hours later and attempted a stop, but the driver, identified as Williams, fled and led the officers on a chase. The vehicle ultimately was stopped in the area of Philadelphia and Newberry streets, police said.

A stolen 9mm handgun was found in a cupholder in the center console, police said.

Williams and Whitt were placed in York County Prison after failing to post $30,000 bail each.

The car was returned to the victim without damage.

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