KIRBY, Texas – Two teenage boys were arrested Friday morning in connection with a carjacking and chase that led to a police standoff on the city's Northeast Side.
Police said the carjacking was reported around 11 p.m. Thursday on Midcrown Drive. Two hours later, the driver led Kirby police on a brief chase, San Antonio police said.
The chase ended in a crash, and the teens ran and barricaded themselves inside a home in the 4000 block of Sunrise Creek Drive, police said.
Police said when they arrived, the suspected driver surrendered to officers.
But a 15-year-old boy remained in the home and refused to come out, police said.
During the standoff, a man was asleep in the garage and a 71-year-old bedridden woman remained in the home, either unable to leave or unaware of the situation.
"It was a little bit of a challenge," San Antonio police spokesman, Officer Douglas Greene, said. "This one had a lot of elements to it."
The rest of the family, four adults and two teenage girls, waited outside, saying they were asleep when the two teens came through the front door.
One man said the family would take turns staying at the home and caring for the elderly woman.
An adult granddaughter said the first teen arrested stayed there from time to time.
"We kind of take people in when they don't have anywhere to go, or they don't have a place to call home, and we kind of learn from our mistakes," Azaria McKnight said.
Her grandmother, Ella McKnight, said she convinced the driver to surrender to police.
"I said, 'Get it over with, you know what happened,'" Ella McKnight said.
After assessing the danger, police eventually let the family back in, who looked, but did not find the teen.
Around 6:15 a.m., police went inside and found the boy hiding behind a door. He surrendered without incident.
Officers charged the driver with evading arrest and possession of a stolen vehicle. Police said the teen may also be charged with aggravated robbery.
Police are looking for the passenger of the stolen vehicle.
No one was hurt.