MEMPHIS, Tenn. (TCD) -- Two teenagers were arrested in connection with the fatal carjacking of a Methodist pastor earlier this week.
In a statement, Memphis Police said officers responded to a shooting at 1000 Whitehaven Lane on July 18 at 4:10 p.m. When they arrived, they reportedly found Autura Eason-Williams in a driveway suffering from gunshot wounds. She was transported to a nearby hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
Video footage reportedly showed suspects driving off in Eason-Williams' hatchback after she was shot. Her vehicle was eventually located at 8:27 p.m.
Later that night, at 11:50 p.m., officers responded to a report of a carjacking on the 1600 block of Hunters Rest when two suspects reportedly approached the victim while she sat in her car. The two males allegedly pointed a gun at her and drove off in her Chevrolet Malibu.
At 1:05 a.m., Memphis Police tried to conduct a traffic stop on the Malibu, but the suspects fled. They reportedly eventually crashed at 1053 Larry Lane and three juveniles were taken into custody.
Memphis Police identified 15-year-old Miguel Andrade and said he was charged with first-degree murder, murder in the perpetration of a robbery, especially aggravated robbery, carjacking, and employment of a firearm during a dangerous felony.
A 16-year-old male was taken into custody for theft of property $2,500 to $10,000. The third suspect, a 17-year-old, was released.