Parents with their infant son carjacked outside Essex home

Two men were arrested Sunday in an armed carjacking near Essex, Baltimore County police said.

Two suspects approached a man and a woman as they were parking their car around 8 p.m. in the 1200 block of Handsworth Place, threatening them with handguns, police said. The couple begged to be able to get their infant son from the car, police said. The suspects allowed the victims to remove their child and groceries, police said, then took off in the car.

An officer, who saw the car traveling on Route 702 near Old Eastern Avenue, coordinated with the aviation unit to follow the suspects. After striking another vehicle near Philadelphia and Golden Ring roads, the suspects left the car and fled from officers, police said.

One suspect, identified as Michael Frederick Powell, 21, of the first block of Helmsman Court in Middle River, was injured during the foot chase and taken to a hospital. Marquis Shaquan Mitchell, 20, of the 5700-block of Daybreak Terrace, was also arrested. Both were charged with carjacking and other offenses, and were being held at the Baltimore County Corrrectional Center. Online court records didn't list a lawyer for either suspect.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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