Man Charged in Carjacking That Hurt Two Teens in Minneapolis
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Prosecutors have charged a St. Paul man in a carjacking that critically injured two teenagers as he sped down a Minneapolis street.
The Hennepin County Attorney's office Wednesday charged 48-year-old Steven Ross with two counts of criminal vehicular operation for hitting the teens as they walked in a crosswalk Monday. Ross also is charged with simple robbery, a felony.
According to the complaint, Ross stole an SUV from a man and drove away, smashing into parked cars. The complaint says Ross ran a red light and struck the teens with such force they were launched into the air.
The 19-year-old woman was flung into a bakery window frame. The 14-year-old boy with her went through the bakery window.
Ross ended up hitting a police car. He's due in court Thursday.