Detroit — Video surveillance footage shows a 5-year-old girl’s confusion as she watches her mother’s boyfriend stumble around a gas station after he was shot fending off a would-be carjacker.
Police said a36-year-old man was pumping gas into a black Cadillac Escalade shortly after 7 p.m. at a Citgo gas station on Fenkell near Schaefer when he was attacked by a man who wanted to steal the luxury truck.
According to police, the carjacking victim returned fire and killed the man who tried to take his SUV. The victim’s girlfriend was inside the gas station buying a pop while her daughter was inside the SUV, according to the video.
Thecarjacker shot the victim, who fell to the ground, pulled out his own handgun and opened fire as the suspect entered the Escalade, witnesses said. More than 20 shots were exchanged and the suspect waskilled, said Detroit Police Cmdr. Steve Dolunt.
The carjacking victimwas hit multiple times, including in the face and body, police said.
The carjacking victim had a valid permit to carry a concealed weapon, according to police. Read more
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