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Man charged in carjacking near popular stretch of restaurants along South Grand

Brandon Shell was arrested on Saturday after a group of four people were carjacked in the 3700 block of Juniata.
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ST. LOUIS — A 20-year-old man is facing 10 felony charges in connection to a carjacking near a popular stretch of restaurants in south St. Louis.

Brandon Shell was arrested on Saturday after a group of four people were carjacked in the 3700 block of Juniata.

According to court documents, Shell approached the group of four when they were about to walk into a house Saturday evening. He pulled out a gun and took cash from the group along with the keys to one of their cars.

He’s facing four counts of first-degree robbery, four counts of armed criminal action, one count of unlawful possession of a firearm and one count of resisting arrest.

The car was tracked to the area of Jennings Station and Highway 70, police were able to follow it by using a helicopter. The car was then tracked to the 5300 block of Oriole where Shell got out of the car and ran from officers. He was taken into custody a short time later.

Court documents also said Shell is a convicted felon and was in possession of a .380 caliber Kel-tec pistol when police arrested him.

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