Two suspects in an armed carjacking in Uptown New Orleans over the weekend have been arrested, New Orleans police said Monday.
The suspects are identified as 17-year-old Andrew Spikes and 21-year-old Jonah Marco.
In that incident in the 1000 block of Mlian Street around 1:45 a.m. Sunday, the victims, two men ages 57 and 62, drove back to their house, got out of their car and were approached by two men wearing masks and dark clothing.
One of the subjects told the 57-year-old victim to put his hands on the vehicle and the other shoved the 62-year-old, later identified as Navy veteran Bennie Sideboerd, to the ground, demanding the car. Sideboerd told WWL-TV he pulled out a handgun and fired it toward one of the subjects, striking him in the abdomen, police said.
The first victim heard the shots and fled on foot to the Second District Police Station to notify authorities, police said, while one of the subjects fled in the victim's silver Infinity.
The other robber, who was shot, fled on foot and was located at an area hospital, according to NOPD.
More details to come.