A 13-year-old girl was dragged for several miles when she tried to escape her family's SUV that had been carjacked from a parking lot.
According to the Wichita Police Department, Brianna Ibarra was sitting in an SUV that was idling outside a restaurant while her family was inside picking up food just before noon on February 6.
Brianna was in the back seat on the driver's side of the SUV when a man jumped into the driver's seat and drove off.
The frightened teenager became entangled in the seatbelt when she opened the rear passenger door to escape the fleeing vehicle.
A motorist witnessed a grey Ford Escape dragging a young girl who was hanging outside the vehicle "traveling westbound on Kellogg at Meridian".
The witness followed the SUV and called 911.
Officers who responded to the scene saw the suspect stop the vehicle at Kellogg and West Street and flee on foot.
The suspect was captured by police and later identified as 34-year-old Kevin Palmer of Wichita.
Brianna was pronounced dead at the scene.
"This is one of the saddest cases I have been associated with in my over 28 years of law enforcement," said Wichita Police Chief Gordon Ramsay in a press release. "WPD sends its thoughts and prayers to family, friends, and others affected by this tragic incident."
Palmer, who has a lengthy criminal history, is being held without bail at the Sedgwick County Jail on several charges, including felony murder, first-degree murder, and capital murder.
A GoFundMe account raised over $45,000 of a $75,000 goal for the "unexpected loss of a child."
Rapper Offset is being sued by a luxury car dealership for reportedly losing one of their Bentley automobiles.
Platinum Transportation Group in Los Angeles gave the Migos rapper every opportunity to return a Bentley he rented in 2020. But, so far, Offset has failed to deliver the vehicle.
The exotic car dealership filed a lawsuit against Offset, according to documents obtained by TMZ.
PTG executives claim they rented a 2020 Bentley Bentayga to Offset for a couple days. The rapper asked for an extension of his contract and the terms were extended until late July.
But, after his lease was up on July 25th, Offset stopped making the rental payments.
PTG contacted him, and they were surprised to learn that he no longer had the car in his possession.
The dealership filed a police report declaring the luxury vehicle stolen.
It's not every day that a rapper losses a Bentley. So far, no charges have been filed.
Atlanta's crime wave hit close to home for Chris "Ludacris” Bridges. The rap mogul's black Mercedes-Benz was stolen when he stopped at the ATM on Monday, 11 Alive News reports.
The Atlanta-based rapper flagged down a police cruiser around 4:40 p.m. after his car was stolen when he left it running while he stopped at the ATM.
He said he heard his car speed away while he was at the ATM and did not get a good look at the suspect.
Police used the car's electronic tracking device to locate an area off Lois Place where the car was driven. Some of the rapper's personal belongings were found discarded there but the car was gone.
Police continued to track the vehicle to a parking garage at 1270 Spring Street in Midtown Atlanta. An apartment complex called Spectrum shares the parking garage.
Police said the car was unoccupied and they returned the vehicle to Ludacris.
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Rapper Lil Hot may not be a household name, but his rap sheet is well known to Atlanta police. The local rapper, whose real name is Andrae Wilson, was busted on Monday for flipping stolen cars.
Wilson, 31, was charged with theft by receiving, identity fraud, driving on a suspended license and possession of a vehicle with an altered VIN, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
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