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Timeline: Violent carjacking spree spanned from east to west side, several cars taken at gunpoint

Posted at 6:11 PM, Dec 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-04 18:11:14-05

Several victims in Cleveland came face-to-face with an alleged killer as he went on a violent carjacking spree.

William Jones' violent crime spree spanned from the east side to the west side, according to Cleveland police. It all started when he shot and killed Jared Plesec at the Euclid Beach Village Apartments on E. 156th St. on Saturday. Plesec worked for The Salvation Army and was collecting donations when he was killed.

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After the alleged murder, police say Jones began stealing cars, taking several vehicles at gunpoint.

The first happened at a gas station across the street from the Euclid Beach Village Apartment. Jones tried to take a woman's car and fired a shot at her as she took off. Luckily, it missed her.

He then attempted to carjack a man, shooting a bullet into his car.

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Then, Jones took another car and was off to the E. 72nd St. Marina when he took another person's car.

At some point, Lakewood police say Jones went to the Emerald Necklace Marina, where he carjacked a woman and shot her in the leg. He ditched that car when he found a pick-up truck left running in a driveway.

The violent morning came to an end at the Marine Tower East where Jones carjacked a 65-year-old woman and crashed through a parking garage door, where police were waiting to arrest him.