St. Louis City Man Sentenced for Armed Carjacking
For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Missouri
St. Louis, MO – Sherrod Fitts, Jr., 26, of St. Louis, was sentenced to 114 months in prison for carjacking and brandishing a firearm during a federal crime of violence. He appeared in federal court today before U.S. District Judge Audrey G. Fleissig who ordered Fitts to pay restitution of $13,100 to one of the victims.
According to court documents, on June 26, 2017, three victims (ages 77, 66 and 84) were inspecting a building at 3850 Carter for work purposes. They arrived at the location in a silver 2004 Honda Pilot. Two of the victims left the vehicle to inspect the building while the other victim remained in the vehicle. Fitts and another individual stopped next to the Honda Pilot and Fitts approached the driver’s side window with a handgun, ordered the victim to get out of the vehicle, and demanded his wallet. Before the victim could get his wallet out, Fitts walked up to the second victim and demanded his wallet at gunpoint. While waiting for the wallet, Fitts observed the third victim in the alleyway and pointed a gun at him, yelling to give him his money or he would kill him. After the third victim handed over his wallet, Fitts struck the third victim in the face with the handgun, ran to the Honda Pilot, and left the scene. That same day, police observed the stolen Honda Pilot and pulled Fitts over. He exited the vehicle and fled on foot. A foot pursuit ensued until Fitts was apprehended.
The case was investigated by the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department and the St. Louis County Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Allison Behrens is handling the case for the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
Updated May 30, 2019