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Phoenix police apprehend carjacking suspect in Chandler

Posted at 8:44 AM, Jun 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-06 07:13:07-04

PHOENIX — Phoenix police have identified an alleged carjacking suspect who stole a vehicle and led law enforcement officials on an hour-long chase starting on the Loop 202 westbound at 32nd Street, and ending near Cooper and Willis roads in Chandler.

According to officials from DPS, around 8 a.m., troopers responded to a call of a carjacking and possible shots fired on L-202 westbound at 32nd Street.

Phoenix police say the carjacking suspect, 36-year-old Carl Corder, was "on foot on the freeway and started to pound on the hood of the vehicle."

Corder then got into a fight with the driver of the vehicle, according to police, when a good Samaritan allegedly pulled up in an attempt to stop the fight.

Corder then stole the vehicle belonging to the good Samaritan.

Police say good Samaritan fired his own gun at his vehicle in an attempt to stop the carjacking as the suspect drove away.

There were no injuries in the chase, and no one was shot during the altercation, Phoenix police say.

Corder was eventually apprehended near Cooper and Willis roads in Chandler around 10 a.m.

He is facing robbery and auto theft charges, according to police.