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K9 used to track teen who allegedly stole car from woman at gunpoint, led police on chase

Duquesne police say Jovaun Hargrove, 15, held a woman at gunpoint Saturday night as she was arriving at her home on Duquesne Place.

Court documents say the woman was standing at the trunk of her vehicle when Hargrove walked up to her. She said she thought he needed help until he pointed a gun at her and demanded her phone, according to police.

The woman said after he took her phone, she attempted to get her child out of the back seat and Hargrove pushed the child back in the car, according to court documents. The woman told police she thought he was trying to kidnap her child.

When Hargrove took her keys and got into the driver seat, she said was able to get her child out of the car before Hargrove took off, according to the complaint.

Police say he led officers on a chase through Rankin, Swissvale, Braddock and North Braddock, then ran off into the woods. Police called for a K9 officer, who found Hargrove behind a fence. He was taken into custody and is facing a list of charges including simple assault, robbery and evading arrest.

A police officer went to the hospital after he hurt his foot during the chase. Hargrove was also checked out at the hospital before being taken to jail.

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