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Murder, carjacking, kidnapping suspect dead after killing 2, injuring 3 along I-24

Dangelo Dorsey,29, from St. Louis, Missouri (TBI)
Dangelo Dorsey,29, from St. Louis, Missouri (TBI)
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UPDATE (9/14/2020 at 8:51 a.m.)

A day of violence along Interstate 24 ended with a murder, kidnapping and carjacking suspect killing himself Sunday afternoon.

TBI agents have identified the two innocent people killed as Darcey Johnson, 28, who was the man killed in a shooting on I-24 and Phillip Jordan Stevens, 23, who was the hostage killed in front of his wife.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said it all started at about 9:30 a.m. on I-24 in Coffee County when Dangelo Dorsey, 29, opened fire inside a vehicle. TBI said Dorsey killed Johnson and injured another person in the vehicle.

Traffic stopped after the shooting, and Dorsey then tried to find a car to flee in, TBI said. He attempted to carjack a woman, and when he couldn't get in, he began shooting, striking the woman in the hand and hitting a nearby truck driver in the face. Both are expected to survive.

Dorsey then carjacked a Ford Mustang with a man and a woman inside. He had them drive him to their home where he switched vehicles to a blue Toyota Rav4, took two guns and then forced the man and woman to come with him as hostages.

At some point, Dorsey shot the male hostage and dumped his body near mile marker 111 on I-24 in Coffee County.

Law enforcement located Dorsey driving on I-24 and began a pursuit. Speeds exceeded 100 mph until Dorsey crashed the vehicle and rolled over near mile marker 156 in Grundy County. TBI said Dorsey then shot and killed himself.

The female hostage was found safe at the scene of the crash.

TBI said this will be an extensive and complicated investigation with all of the different crime scenes. They currently do not know if Dorsey knew the people he shot while riding in the first vehicle.

We will update this page as more information is available.


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) — An armed and dangerous suspect is on the run after a deadly shooting on Interstate 24 Sunday morning and multiple carjackings in the area that may be related.

Tennessee Bureau of Investigation agents said the shooting happened on I-24 in Coffee County and the suspect is still on the run.

The suspect has been identified as Dangelo Dorsey, 29, from St. Louis, Missouri. He should be considered armed and dangerous.

Dorsey is 5-foot-9-inches tall and weighs about 160 pounds. He has brown eyes and black hair.

Agents are also investigating multiple carjackings in the Middle Tennessee area that may be related, TBI said.

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