Driver captures violent carjacking at busy Florida intersection; one woman dead, gunmen at large

Police in Florida are searching for the suspects in a violent carjacking incident after a woman’s body was found in the burned remains of the stolen vehicle.

The carjacking of the white 2017 Dodge Durango at a busy Seminole County intersection at around 6:00 p.m. on Thursday was captured by a bystander, showing a man approaching the vehicle which was being driven by Katherine Altagracia Guerrero De Aguasvivas, a 31-year-old Homestead woman.

In the footage, the man who is wearing a black hoodie and mask is seen pointing a weapon at the victim at the intersection of East Lake Drive and Tuskawilla Road in Winter Springs after he got out of a green Acura that had pulled up behind, getting into the SUV which then sped off as the witness who filmed the incident called 911.

“He was chasing the car, hit the car,” the man told the dispatcher. “You need to do something now, cuz I don’t know what’s going on.”

(Video: YouTube/WPLG Local 10)

According to the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office: “Just before 6:00 p.m. this evening (April 11, 2024), a witness recorded a possible carjacking in progress at the intersection of East Lake Drive and Tuskawilla Road in the Winter Springs area of unincorporated Seminole County. In the video, an armed suspect, believed to be a white or Hispanic male, in a black hoodie, what appears to be a Halloween mask, and dark clothing can be seen pointing a weapon at the driver of a white Dodge Durango, (Florida’s License Plate KVFF22) and then getting in the back driver’s side door.”

“The Durango has ‘For Sale’ and a phone number written in plain view on the back window. A second suspect, also believed to be a white or Hispanic male, drove immediately behind the Durango that the armed subject exited in a green Acura sedan with an obscured license plate,” the SCSO said.

At around 7:00 p.m., witnesses in Osceola County heard shots before deputies found a dead woman with gunshot wounds inside a burning SUV in a remote area near Narcoosee Road on Friday, according to Seminole County Sheriff Dennis Lemma.

Police believe that the body belongs to De Aguasvivas who is originally from the Dominican Republic.  Shell casings and a projectile were also found near the vehicle, the sheriff said, according to Local 10 News.

Lemma said that police are “incredibly concerned” and the suspects “should be considered armed and dangerous.”

De Aguasvivas reportedly called her husband before the carjacking, he told deputies that she traveled to Seminole County to visit relatives although investigators have so far been unable to locate any relatives in the area.

Sheriff Lemma believes that it may not have been a random carjacking and that the suspects knew who they were following although the motive remains unclear.

“There’s a lot of unknowns, a lot of things that will leave people scratching their head, and I think the biggest is why?” he said. “This isn’t a random incident. They were ramming the car half a mile before that intersection.”

“There’s no criminal history here for either Katherine or her husband in the United States. There is no clear indicator why somebody would do this,” he added.

“We’re incredibly concerned about that Acura,” Lemma said. “Both occupants should be considered armed and dangerous.”

Chris Donaldson


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