New details in Pearland carjacking

March 12, 2009 4:06:37 AM PDT
Eyewitness News has learned of new details in the Pearland carjacking incident that lead to the arrest of Nicholas-Michael Jean. [AUDIO: Listen to the entire 911 call]
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A warrant detailed Jean's last act of violence and we've also obtained the 911 call that got him caught.

After allegedly terrorizing the Pearland area for more than a month, this is how the 21-year-old's last act of violence played out. Police swarmed the Audubon subdivision, had a nearby school on lockdown, and had neighbors nervously peeking through their blinds.

"I was standing in the window upstairs looking out when they pulled him out of the shed," said eyewitness Robert Dozier.

According to court documents, the beginning of the end was at 5:50am Monday morning when Jean was preying on his last carjacking victim.

Police said Jean jumped out of the bushes near the victim's front door holding what was believed to be a rifle and ordered him to get into the trunk of his vehicle. When the owner of the 2009 Dodge Challenger refused, police said Jean fired the gun in the victim's direction striking his jacket that was on the ground next to him.

That's when the victim's wife woke up inside the house and called 911.

Once the shot was fired, police said the victim agreed to get into the trunk. As Jean was trying to start the vehicle, the victim freed himself from the trunk. As the victim ran off, Jean fired shots at him again forcing the victim to the ground. Jean ordered the victim back into the trunk a second time. That's when police arrived.

When police arrived on the scene, they said Jean was dressed in all black and took off on foot. A 12-hour manhunt found him hiding behind a shed. Neighbors were watching from inside their locked homes.

"They pulled him out and him on the ground there with a couple of him holding him down. Then they handcuffed him and walked him out," said Dozier.

Detectives told us that when they cornered Jean in the shed, he was cooperative and he didn't have any shoes on, possibly because he had kicked them off hoping to throw the bloodhounds off his scent. It didn't work.

Neighbors told us they hope Jean is off the streets for a long time.

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