Update: Murder Charges Added for GA Teen Jailed in Deadly AR Police Pursuit

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HOT SPRINGS, Ark. – A 19-year-old faces murder charges after a police pursuit in a stolen vehicle in September ended in a crash that killed two people. 

Gystin Parker of Riverdale, GA faces two counts of first degree Murder, according to the Hot Springs Police Department (HSPD). 

The victims were identified as George and Kathaline Luster, both were killed instantly. 

At the time of Parker’s arrest he was charged for Theft over $5,000 and Felony Fleeing. 

Parker is currently being held at the Garland County Detention Center on a no bond. 

The Arkansas State Police and Accident Reconstruction Team assisted the HSPD with the investigation.  

Original story:

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. – A teen driving a stolen car crashed into another vehicle, following a police pursuit, killing two people, authorities say. 

Hot Springs police say Gystin Michael Parker, 19, of Riverdale Georgia was driving a stolen car when he slammed into another vehicle, killing two people.

The crash occurred in the 2100 block of Albert Pike at 11:27 a.m.

The names of the deceased has not been released. 

The car driven by Parker had been reported stolen around 10:30 a.m.

Police spotted the car and pursued it before calling off the pursuit in the 1400 block of Albert Pike due to dangerous speeds.

Officers lost sight of the vehicle, which crashed shortly after. 

Gystin Michael Parker is being held on a $100,000 bond at the Garland County Detention Center, currently charged with felony theft by receiving and felony fleeing in a vehicle.

The investigation is continuing into the crash and more charges are expected.

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