Four men have been arrested and a fifth is being sought in connection with an attempted murder and a car chase that led police across the Chattahoochee River and ended in a crash in Oakland Park Wednesday afternoon, police said.
Officers caught Domonique Smith, 23, Drevon Johnson, 18, Dominique Luellen, 17, and a 17-year-old man after police say they ran from a stolen 2011 Toyota Camry that wrecked at Walker Street and Lois Avenue around 6:30 p.m., reports state.
Phenix City police responded to shots being fired at Oakwood Apartments, 2514 S. Seale Road, around 5:30 p.m., said Phenix City Police Lt. George Staudinger.
“We have a victim that was shot at,” Staudinger said. “He was not hit.”
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Police got a description of the suspect’s vehicle — a car Staudinger said had been stolen from Columbus — and spotted the Camry in Phenix City. The car wouldn’t stop for officers, and police chased it across the river during rush-hour traffic, authorities said. In Columbus, police followed the car north on Front Avenue and the wrong way down 12th Street.
Police say Johnson was the driver, that he was involved in four hit-and-runs and that he entered oncoming traffic four times.
The chase led police to the Oakland Park area, where the suspects fled from officers and were later caught.
None of the suspects fired shots at the officers, and no officers fired any shots, Staudinger said.
Officers found three firearms, one of them stolen, on the suspects, reports state.
The suspects face attempted murder charges out of Phenix City, Staudinger said. They face charges including hit-and-run, theft by receiving stolen property and fleeing and eluding out of Columbus.