GRAND PRAIRIE (CBSDFW.COM) – A 21-year-old man is behind bars after police said he tried to rob a man at gunpoint, then led police on a short chase in Grand Prairie.
Tahj Pinson was charged with Aggravated Robbery, Evading in a Vehicle, and Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle (the car he was driving was reported stolen.)READ MORE: Military Plane Crashes In Residential Area, 2 Pilots Injured, 3 Homes Hit
Police said Pinson drove up to a person outside outside PLS Checking, located at 2502 S Carrier Parkway and demanded money. He fired a single round and then left the location at a high rate of speed. Pinson’s would-be victim followed him and gave police details of his car and direction of travel.READ MORE: Rowlett Restaurant Owner Explains No-Mask Policy After Asking Family To Leave
Pinson drove to another PLS Checking business in Dallas, according to police at which point officers arrived and attempted a traffic stop. But he led officers on a short chase, and in the course of the pursuit, threw an object out of the window.
Shortly thereafter, Pinson surrendered and was arrested.MORE NEWS: Rangers Stop Lynn, Beat AL Central-Leading White Sox 2-1
Officers retraced the area where Pinson threw an item out of his window and located a .40 caliber handgun. The same handgun is believed to have been used in the aggravated robbery. Furthermore, investigators are looking into the possibility of additional offenses.