Boy, 13, Leads Officers on Chase After Carjacking Woman: Police Say

A 13-year-old with a plastic gun led police on a chase through Garland and Dallas in a stolen car early Friday morning, according to authorities.[[302122271,C]]

Three juveniles were involved in a carjacking at a Walgreens in the 2000 block of South Buckner Boulevard in Dallas at 2:44 a.m., police said. One of the teens approached 31-year-old Lidia Zepeda, drew a handgun and took her 2000 Toyota Avalon.

Dallas police officers found Zepeda's stolen vehicle and chased the driver. Police said they pulled back when the chase reached high speeds.

Garland police said officers began pursuing the vehicle after a Dallas Police Department helicopter pilot spotted it. The chase ended at 3:28 a.m. on the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge after Garland police forced the vehicle to crash.

A woman says a teen pointed a gun at her chest and stole her car at a Dallas Walgreen’s early Friday morning.

Three teens in the vehicle were taken into custody and transported to a nearby hospital, according to authorities. Their injuries were not reported.

Dallas police said the 13-year-old driver was charged with aggravated robbery and evading arrest. The two passengers, ages 15 and 17-years-old, were charged with aggravated robbery.

Officers found a plastic gun in the vehicle.

All northbound lanes of the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge were closed for several hours until police reopened them at about 6:30 a.m.

NBC 5's Josh Ault contributed to this report.

Authorities say they arrested a 13-year-old driver and two teen passengers on the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge after they led police on a chase through Dallas in a stolen car with a plastic gun early Friday morning.
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