Man saves his 11-month-old as SUV is stolen from laundromat - KSLA News 12 Shreveport, Louisiana News Weather & Sports

Man saves his 11-month-old as SUV is stolen from laundromat

(Source: Matt Stanley/KSLA News 12) (Source: Matt Stanley/KSLA News 12)
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(Source: Matt Stanley/KSLA News 12) (Source: Matt Stanley/KSLA News 12)
SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) -

A man managed to stop two people from stealing his Ford SUV with his 11-month-old child in it. 

It happened Tuesday at a laundromat in southwest Shreveport.

Now Shreveport police have a juvenile in custody.

He was booked into the Caddo Juvenile Detention Center on one count each of carjacking and attempted aggravated kidnapping.

And investigators are seeking another juvenile.

The call came in as a carjacking at 3:20 p.m. in the 8100 block of Jewella Avenue between Amelia Avenue and Silver Pine Boulevard, Caddo 911 dispatch records show.

Davis Jones told authorities he was inside The Soap Opera washateria when he saw two males looking into his SUV.

They jumped into his vehicle and began trying to drive away.

Jones’ 11-month-old child was inside the vehicle.

Jones immediately jumped onto the driver’s side door and yelled at the driver to stop because his child was in the car, police Cpl. Angie Willhite said.

When the driver refused, she said, Jones grabbed and turned the steering wheel, causing the SUV to crash.

Jones' child was removed from the SUV and taken to safety while the two juveniles ran off.

Officers caught one person on Shreveport Regional Airport property and another in the 6500 block of Kennedy Drive.

"Through witness interviews and information gathered at the scene, investigators learned that one of the juveniles patrol officers had detained was the alleged driver in the carjacking," Willhite said.

"Investigators released the other juvenile after clearing him of any involvement."

The wreck damaged the windshield and passenger front of the SUV.

Authorities urge anyone with any information to contact Shreveport-Caddo Crime Stoppers by calling (318) 673-7373 or visiting the organization's website, lockemup.org.

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