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Update: Police arrest 4th teen suspect in Walmart carjacking

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A still from video provided exclusively to FOX 5 News by the Peachtree City Police Department. A still from video provided exclusively to FOX 5 News by the Peachtree City Police Department.
PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. -

The fourth suspect involved in stealing a woman's car from her at gunpoint outside of a Peachtree City Walmart is under arrest, the Peachtree City Police Department announced Monday morning.

While details of the arrest have not been made public, 14-year-old Michael Long, of Palmetto, is in police custody. He's been charged with armed robbery, hijacking a motor vehicle and participating in a criminal street gang.

Three teenagers – all 16 years of age – are also under arrest in connection with the armed carjacking that happened in front of the Walmart last Saturday afternoon.

Peachtree City police say the Zaviaire Baitley, of Atlanta, approached a shopper around 2:30 p.m. at the Walmart on Georgia Highway 54 and stole their car at gunpoint. Baitley then sped off in the vehicle.

Officers responding to the scene set up a perimeter at the major intersections of the city. Minutes later, police located Baitley driving the stolen vehicle traveling northbound on Highway 74 from Highway 54, police said.

Baitley refuses to stop at a checkpoint and a police went after the stolen car.

A high-speed chase caught on video, and exclusively obtained by FOX 5 News, shows the suspect weaving in and out of traffic and running stop signs and red lights.

Baitley avoided Stop Sticks deployed by the Fayette County Sheriff's Office in the area of Hwy. 74 at Milam Road, continuing northbound on Hwy 74.  From I-85 northbound, the pursuit continued on Interstate I-285.  

Police say Baitley was involved in a motor vehicle collision while exiting the interstate at the intersection of Cascade Road and I-285, in Fulton County, where he was taken into custody.

Police worked through the night to try to find Baitley's accomplices. They caught up with two of them --Demetrious Watson and Nathan Gullatte, both of Palmetto.

All four teens are charged with armed robbery, hijacking a motor Vehicle and participation in a criminal street gang. Baitley, in addition to the above charges, faces felony attempt to elude, numerous traffic charges and illegal drug possession.  

Peachtree police are trying to locate the vehicle that the teens arrived in just prior to committing the robbery.  The suspect vehicle was identified as a light gray 2002 Toyota Camry four door bearing North Carolina Tag ZVW-2181 with damage to the center of the bumper.

If anyone has information that would assist the Police Department in this or any other incidents, please contact us at 770-487-8866.

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