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Suspect Turns Himself In After Carjacking Veteran On Memorial Day

The suspect was feeling the pressure after seeing his face in the news.

May 29, 2019 - 6:56 pm

DETROIT (WWJ) -- A man wanted for carjacking and robbing an Iraq War veteran in the early hours of Memorial Day has surrendered.

Detroit police say the 36-year-old victim, identified as Daniel Chapman, an Army vet with PTSD, was getting out of his car in the 9400 block of Woodward Avenue near Kenilworth around 1 a.m. Monday when an unknown man approached him on foot and pulled out a gun. The suspect demanded the victim's car keys at gunpoint. Chapman complied, and the suspect got away with his 2011 GMC Yukon.

Reports say Chapman not only lost his vehicle and his wallet, but also his crutches, a scooter and pain pills that help him cope with a foot injury.

Luckily for Chapman, the carjacking took place just outside of a liquor store that is part of the Detroit Police Department's Project Green Light, which monitors locations with surveillance cameras. Photos and video of the suspect's face was plastered all over the Detroit media the last few days.

Feeling the pressure, the suspect surrendered to Detroit police around 10:15 Tuesday night. Detroit police did not immediately release his name.

The suspect was taken into custody without incident and was held at the Detroit Detention Center. The Wayne County Prosecutor's Office is considering charges.