ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — A 17-year-old boy was carjacked early Thursday morning in Annapolis.

According to police, the teen reportedly drove to the unit block of Johnson Place to meet a female.

Edgar Ortega. Credit: Anne Arundel County Police

When he stopped his vehicle, he was approached by another teen holding a sledgehammer. The suspect said he also had a gun and threatened to kill the teen.

The victim fled on foot and dropped his keys.

The suspect then took the keys and sped away onto Spa Road. An officer saw the speeding car and turned on their sirens, but the vehicle went off-road and struck a wall in front of Bay Shore Landing Apartments in the 900 block of Spa Road.

The driver continued to try to flee from the police, striking three parked vehicles. The driver tried to flee on foot, but officers stopped him.

Police identified the suspect Friday morning as 17-year-old Edgar Ortega of Annapolis.

He was arrested and faces 18 charges, including armed carjacking and armed robbery. Police said he’s being charged as an adult.

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