Thursday, 2 April 2015

Video: Heart Transplant Recipient Anthony Stokes Steals Car Then Dies In Police Chase Crash

Police say the man first carjacked a Honda from Perimeter Mall, then shot at an elderly woman during an attempted burglary on Alpine Drive in Roswell Tuesday afternoon. They said the driver died Tuesday night. Police identified him as 17-year-old Anthony Stokes of Decatur. Stokes gained national attention when he was denied a heart transplant because of “a history of non-compliance.” He talked to Channel 2 Action News about his journey in 2013. The suspect then took off.
Police said a short time later, an officer saw the suspect and began to chase him down Alpharetta Highway. Crews had to cut Stokes from his car, which was nearly cut in half by the pole. He was taken to a nearby hospital, where he died. Channel 2’s Jovita Moore talked with Stokes in 2013. He told her the heart transplant would help straighten out his life. “So I can live a second chance. Get a second chance and do things I want to do,” Stokes said. 

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