Derrick Perkins (44)and Jerald Dawson (42) have been arrested and charged with carjacking and felony evading arrests.
Sunday morning officers responded to a carjacking at Jet-O-Matic Carwash at 29 North Avalon. The investigation revealed the victim was washing his 2004 GMC Envoy when he was struck by one of the suspects in the back of the head with a pistol. He fell to the ground and was robbed of his wallet and keys. The suspects then jumped in the vehicle and drove off.
The victim was transported to the MED with a non-critical head injury.
Sunday evening MPD located the vehicle at the Mapco at Linden and Danny Thomas. A short chase occurred after the officer attempted to initiate a traffic stop. The vehicle crashed into the Kraus Model Laundry Cleaners building at 1023 Martin Luther King Avenue.
Both suspects were ejected from the vehicle and transported to the Regional Medical Center in critical condition. They have since been upgraded to non-critical condition.