Teen carjacked at gunpoint tells News 6 he is 'thankful to be alive'
Suspect crashes into tree during police pursuit, deputies say
ORLANDO, Fla. – Sam Devenish, 18, is thankful to be alive after he became a victim of an armed carjacking in Pine Hills Thursday night.
Devenish says the carjacking happened at the Kwik Stop on Colonial Drive around midnight, after he got off of work.
"I was walking up to the store door and someone walks up and was like, 'hey, someone is in your car,'" Devenish said. "So we both run up to the suspect and when we got to the car he pulls a gun on us."
Devinish says this was the moment the thought he was going to die.
"I'm thankful to be alive," he said. "It could have been much worse"
Deputies say the suspect behind the wheel was 20-year-old Kedelle Bourne, whom they caught within minutes. In fact, Devenish says he was still on the phone with 911 when he saw the police chase go through his Pine Hills neighborhod.
"We saw zoom, and I was like 'that's my car'," he added. " I was screaming 'Get him, Get him!'"
Seconds went by and it was all over. Deputies said Bourne lost control of the car, ran through a fence and hitting a tree, totaling Devinish's car at the intersection of Balboa Drive and Emeralda Road. Deputies say Bourne tried to run, throwing Devenish's phone on the ground but he was caught moments later.
Bourne is now facing felony charges including carjacking with a firearm and grand theft.
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