Man indicted on federal charges after carjackings, 47-mile police pursuit around Las Vegas Valley
LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) - A Las Vegas man has been indicted on several charges for two carjackings involving separate victims during a violent car chase.
In early August, Justin Venegas, 40, carjacked an individual who was in a Chevrolet Avalanche. He later attempted to carjack a second victim who was in a Toyota Highlander. He shot at both the victim and police during the second incident, according to the indictment.
Venegas is a convicted felon and is not allowed to possess a firearm.
Venegas is charged with two counts of carjacking, brandishing a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence, discharging a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence, and felon in possession of a firearm.
A jury trial has been scheduled for November before a U.S. District Judge.
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