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4 teens charged with armed carjacking of Tuskegee Airman

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Four teenagers have been charged in Detroit with carjacking an 88-year-old World War II veteran who's a member of the famed Tuskegee Airmen.

The Wayne County prosecutor's office says the 13- to 16-year-olds were to face preliminary hearings Monday at the Juvenile Detention Center.

Jesse Rutledge tells WXYZ-TV that he was leaving an east side barber shop Saturday afternoon when one of the teens placed a gun to his head and demanded the keys to his Jeep. 

They were arrested Sunday.

The Tuskegee Airmen were a group of black combat pilots who trained in Alabama and served in World War II.

They helped pave the way for desegregation in the U.S. military.

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