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Carjacker Sentenced t0 8 Years in Federal Prison

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


Memphis, TN – Kristopher Harris, 23, has been sentenced to 97 months in federal prison for a carjacking. Joseph C. Murphy, Jr., United States Attorney announced the sentence today.

According to information provided in court, on July 17, 2019, the victim was inside his vehicle at the Pump and Munch gas station on East Shelby Drive, when Harris and his co-defendant, Kalonji Warren, 24, drove Warren’s tan Jeep SUV alongside the victim's vehicle. Harris pointed a semi-automatic handgun at the victim, firing one shot into the front passenger-side window. 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 Harris was positively identified.

Kristopher Harris and Kalonji Warren both pled guilty to the carjacking charge on October 22, 2021. Warren is scheduled to be sentenced on March 10, 2022.

On January 21, 2022, United States District Judge Tommy L. Parker sentenced the defendant to 97 months imprisonment to be followed by three years’ supervised release.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) investigated this case.

Assistant United States Attorneys Wendy K. Cornejo and Gregory A. Wagner prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.


Updated January 25, 2022