Customer pumping air in tires shoots at man trying to steal his car

- Police are investigating after a customer fired at a suspect attempting to carjack him at a Detroit gas station. It happened at the BP gas station on Outer Drive between Harper Avenue and Interstate-94 Tuesday morning.

A man in his 40s was putting air in his tire when he was approached by another man who jumped in the victim's car and tried to drive off. The victim shot into the car at the suspect, causing him to crash the car into a pole blocking the gas pump.

FOX 2's Charlie Langton was at the scene and snapped this picture of the crash.

The suspect grabbed a crowbar from the car and chased the victim for a short distance before running away from the gas station. Police tell us he's described as a black man who is possibly in his 30s and is bald with a mustache. He was wearing a light-colored pullover and jeans.

It is unclear at this time if the suspect was injured in the shooting. Langton reports the victim has a valid CPL. 

This is a developing story. Stay with FOX 2 for updates.

This is the second time this week a citizen has fired back at a suspect. Just yesterday in Warren a bank customer fired shots at a man trying to rob Citizen's Bank on Van Dyke Avenue, sending him to the hospital. You can read more about that here.

 


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