PD: Carjacking suspect in custody after leading police on Valley pursuit

PEORIA, AZ - A suspect in a Peoria carjacking has been taken into custody following a pursuit across several busy Valley roadways.

Peoria police received several 911 calls Tuesday morning after an 89-year-old woman was reportedly pushed to the ground outside a grocery store near 91st Avenue and Union Hills, according to Amanda Jacinto, spokeswoman for the Peoria Police Department.

The suspect, identified as 21-year-old Marshall Dixon, of Peoria, then stole her vehicle and struck another car as he attempted to flee the shopping center, said Jacinto. Police said two women were in the car that was struck, but were not injured.

Dixon then allegedly led authorities on a pursuit through many Valley roadways, she said. He finally bailed out of the vehicle near 35th Avenue and Bell Road near an apartment complex where he was brought into police custody, said Jacinto.

The 89-year-old victim in the carjacking suffered minor injuries and is expected to be OK, she said.

Dixon faces charges of robbery and aggravated assault.

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