(WNY News Now) – On November 3, 2023, the Bureau of Criminal Investigation arrested three Buffalo, New York, men on multiple charges, including Criminal Possession of a Weapon, after a high-speed pursuit involving a stolen vehicle.
Buffalo – In a joint effort between the Bureau of Criminal Investigation out of Troop A, the NYSP Community Stabilization Unit, the Buffalo Police Department, and the Erie County District Attorney’s Office, four individuals were apprehended and charged with various offenses on November 3, 2023.
At approximately 4:30 P.M. on that day, New York State Troopers attempted to pull over a stolen 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee as it traveled along East Delavan in Buffalo. The driver of the stolen vehicle, 19-year-old JaJuan J. Hunt, failed to comply with the traffic stop and initiated a high-speed pursuit. The chase ultimately came to an end when the stolen Jeep collided with several vehicles at the intersection of Parkside and Hertel Avenue, losing a wheel and coming to a stop at Hertel and Wallace Avenue within the city of Buffalo.
All four suspects, including Kevin L. Tucker (19), Dreon D. Jones (18), and Kahill J. Reeves (20), fled on foot, prompting a joint effort by Troopers and Officers from the Buffalo Police Department to apprehend them. During the investigation, law enforcement officers discovered a loaded 9mm handgun in their possession, and none of the suspects had a valid pistol permit.
The individuals arrested were transported to the New York State Police Buffalo station for processing, and they are scheduled for centralized arraignment at the Buffalo Holding Center.
JaJuan J. Hunt faces additional charges of Unlawful Fleeing and Reckless Endangerment in the second degree, stemming from his reckless operation of the stolen vehicle during the pursuit.
This operation involved the collaborative efforts of various law enforcement agencies, including the Bureau of Criminal Investigation, the NYSP Community Stabilization Unit, the Buffalo Police Department, and the Erie County District Attorney’s Office. The charges against the suspects include Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 2nd degree, Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the 3rd degree, Obstructing Governmental Administration, and Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle.