WATCH | Carjacking suspect rams Gwinnett patrol car

Man faces 9 felony charges after spree that ended after 90-minute manhunt

A Tucker man was arrested after a wild sequence Wednesday night in which police said he committed a carjacking that left the victim injured, rammed a Gwinnett County patrol vehicle with the stolen car and had to be disarmed when he was finally apprehended after a 90-minute manhunt.

Video released by Gwinnett police shows a heavy impact as a pursuing patrol car is hit on the driver’s side by the stolen car in a parking lot. The officer in the driver’s seat quickly exits through the passenger door to pursue the suspect, who can be seen running across a busy road.

Kalvin Robinson, 21, was taken into custody at a hotel near Stone Mountain after a manhunt that involved K-9 officers and the county’s aviation unit, Gwinnett police said. Robinson was booked into the Gwinnett jail just after 10:45 p.m. Wednesday on nine felony counts and eight misdemeanors. He remains in jail without bond.

The incident began around 6 p.m. when officers were called to a strip mall at 6330 Lawrenceville Highway near Tucker after getting reports of a carjacking. At the scene, they found a man bleeding from injuries he sustained from being dragged by his car after another man forced him out of it. He was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Officers quickly located the stolen car at a Quality Inn at 1595 East Park Place Boulevard near Stone Mountain, police said. They chased the stolen car less than a mile before the driver allegedly rammed into a patrol car in a Chevron station parking lot. The suspect abandoned the car and ran across the road, where he was able to evade police.

Police called in additional resources, including a K-9 unit and an aviation unit, and searched for the suspect for nearly an hour and a half. During that search, they learned the suspect might have returned to the Quality Inn.

Officers found Robinson when they returned to the hotel, although he had partially changed clothes and hastily shaved his head to change his appearance, police said.

According to police, Robinson resisted arrest after he was located and the arresting officers found a gun in his pocket. He was taken into custody without any injuries to himself or officers.

Video footage from an officer’s body-worn camera shows Robinson in a state of disarray, missing a sandal and his hair unevenly cut.