Carjacker Sentenced to Federal Prison

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FILE PHOTO: Signage is seen at the United States Department of Justice headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Memphis, TN- Kalonji Warren, 26, has been sentenced to 70 months in federal prison for a carjacking. Joseph C. Murphy, Jr., United States Attorney, announced the sentence today.

According to information presented 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. Kristopher Harris and Kalonji Warren drove Warren’s tan Jeep SUV to the gas station and pulled alongside the victim’s vehicle.

Harris 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 Kristopher Harris was positively identified.

Kristopher Harris and Kalonji Warren pled guilty to the carjacking charge on October 22, 2021.

On January 21, 2022, United States District Judge Thomas L. Parker sentenced Warren to 70 months in federal prison to be followed by three years’ supervised release. On April 1, 2022, United States District Judge Thomas L. Parker sentenced Harris to 97 months imprisonment and two 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.