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St. Louis County Man Admits Armed Carjacking in St. Louis

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Missouri

ST. LOUIS – A man from St. Louis County, Missouri on Thursday admitted committing a violent carjacking in St. Louis last year.

Ahdaejay Britton, 19, of Bel-Ridge, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in St. Louis to one count of carjacking and one count of possession and brandishing a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence.

At about 1:30 p.m. on May 8, the victim parked his Mazda 3 in a garage in the 3800 block of Lindell Boulevard. Britton admitted that he and a juvenile accomplice saw the man parking, then followed him down a stairwell, grabbed him from behind and pulled him down to the ground. While pointing a gun at the victim, Britton demanded the keys to the car, then stole the victim’s wallet and cell phone before following his accomplice to the Mazda. 

Police located the car in the 10000 block of New Halls Ferry Road and spotted the juvenile in the driver’s seat. Britton was in a nearby business. Officers found the victim’s phone and a .45-caliber semiautomatic pistol in the Mazda. Britton later admitted to police that he’d committed the carjacking and robbery at gunpoint. 

Britton is scheduled to be sentenced November 14. The carjacking charge carries a penalty of up to 15 years in prison, a $250,000 fine or both. The firearm charge carries a mandatory minimum sentence of seven years, consecutive to all other charges, and a maximum of life in prison.

The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department and the St. Louis County Police Department investigated the case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Matthew Martin is prosecuting the case.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and gun violence, and to make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. On May 26, 2021, the Department launched a violent crime reduction strategy strengthening PSN based on these core principles: fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence from occurring in the first place, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the results.


Robert Patrick, Public Affairs Officer,

Updated July 18, 2024

Violent Crime