14-year-old charged as adult after alleged armed carjacking, police chase in Cobb

A 14-year-old is being charged as an adult on four felonies after an alleged violent crime spree Wednesday, authorities said.

Christopher Williamson is accused of stealing a car at gunpoint before leading police on a high-speed chase, Channel 2 Action News reported. AJC.com only identifies suspects who are under 17 years old if they’re being charged as adults.

The teenager allegedly set up a meeting with a man at an apartment complex off Whisper Lane in unincorporated Austell to buy a pair of shoes, but Cobb police told Channel 2 it was a setup. Williamson is accused of flashing two guns at the victim, stealing his belongings and then jumping into his car.

As the man ran away from the scene, Williamson allegedly fired several shots, the news station reported. The victim was neither hit nor injured during the incident.

In addition to the car, he stole an iPhone, $400 and two pairs of shoes, according to an arrested warrant obtained by Channel 2.

Officers spotted the stolen vehicle on Riverside Parkway, and Williamson led them on a high-speed chase onto I-20, police said. It ended when a patrol car bumped the side of the stolen vehicle, causing it to spin out, which is commonly referred to as a PIT maneuver.

Williamson was charged with armed robbery, aggravated assault, hijacking a motor vehicle and possession of a firearm during a crime, the arrest warrant said. He also faces misdemeanor counts of possession of a pistol by a minor and attempting to elude police.