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16-year-old being charged as adult for multiple armed carjackings in Baltimore

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Posted at 12:48 PM, Jul 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-08 12:48:38-04

BALTIMORE — A 16-year-old is being charged as an adult after admitting to multiple armed carjackings in Baltimore.

On Tuesday, at about 6:35 P.M., a Northeast District patrol officer was in the 1600 block of Normal Avenue when he spotted a 2007 Honda Accord that had just been taken in an armed carjacking.

Police say that officer immediately asked for the assistance of Foxtrot, and began to follow the vehicle into the 1700 block of Darley Avenue where the occupants bailed out.

Officers chased the suspects on foot and were able to arrest the driver of that vehicle, 16 year-old Darius Ruffin, and seized a handgun that he tried to get rid of.

Ruffin admitted that he was involved with three other armed carjackings and one street robbery that occurred earlier in the day.

Detectives are still seeking to identify other suspects who were involved in each of the cases.

Ruffin was taken to Central Booking Intake Facility where he has been charged as an adult with Armed Carjacking, Armed Robbery and various handgun violations.