UPDATE: Man charged in Huntsville carjacking, crash; surveillance footage released from scene

UPDATE: Man charged in Huntsville carjacking, crash; surveillance footage released from scene
Car chase ends in wreck in Five Points (Source: WAFF)

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WAFF) - Huntsville police have identified the man accused of a carjacking that ended in a crash Thursday night.

Police charged Christian Coleman with first degree robbery after he threatened a customer at gunpoint at Sophia’s Food Mart on Highway 72.

Carjacking surveillance footage at Sophia’s Mini Mart on Highway 72

According to Huntsville police, a victim was carjacked at Sophia’s Mini Mart on Highway 72 just after 8 p.m. We’re told Coleman used a gun to threaten the victim.

Huntsville Police were notified of the situation which led them on a pursuit. Refusing to stop the car, the Coleman led officers all the way to the Five Points area in Huntsville.

That’s when the suspect collided with another vehicle near Star Super Market.

According to officers, both Coleman and the innocent driver of the other vehicle were transported to a local hospital with injuries. We’re told Coleman is suffering from serious injuries while the other diver is in stable condition.

WAFF’s Kate Smith obtained surveillance footage from the store of the incident. An employee confirmed the suspect seen in the video paid for gas for another vehicle before the alleged carjacking took place.

Suspect in alleged carjacking at Sophia’s Mini Mart on Highway 72
Suspect in alleged carjacking at Sophia’s Mini Mart on Highway 72 (Source: Sophia’s Mini Mart)

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