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Press Release

2 Men Plead Guilty to Carjacking

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Tennessee


Memphis, TN – Kolonji Warren, 24, and Kristopher Harris, 23, have pled guilty to carjacking. Joseph C. Murphy, Jr., Acting U.S. Attorney announced the plea today.

According to information provided in court, on July 17, 2019, the victim was seated inside his vehicle at the Pump and Munch gas station on East Shelby Drive in Memphis, TN. Warren and Harris drove Warren’s tan Jeep SUV to the gas station and pulled alongside the victim's vehicle.

One of the men pointed a semi-automatic handgun at the victim, firing one shot into the front passenger-side window of the vehicle. After the victim fled, Warren entered the victim's vehicle and drove away. One shell casing left at the scene was collected as evidence.

Video surveillance captured the suspect’s vehicle in the area and showed Warren enter the gas station prior to the carjacking. Part of the carjacking incident was also captured on video surveillance. During the investigation the defendants were all positively identified.

On October 22, 2021, both Warren and Harris pled guilty to the carjacking charge. Sentencing is set before U.S. District Judge Tommy L. Parker on January 21, 2022, where the defendants face up to 15 years in federal prison, followed by three years supervised release and a fine of up to $250,000. There is no parole in the federal system.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Wendy K. Cornejo and Greg Wagner are prosecuting this case on behalf of the government

Updated October 26, 2021