A New Orleans man had just parked his car when two wannabe carjackers pointed a gun at him and demanded that he give them his keys. He did, but that seems to have distracted the two yoots who weren’t ready for what else was about to be headed their way.
As nola.com reports . . .
The man told police he flung his keys, took cover under a nearby car and pulled out a pistol. He said he saw one teen by his vehicle, pointing a gun at him. The man told police he fired a single gunshot at the teen then ran for his house.
The unidentified man’s shot hit one of the carjackers in the neck.
The teens picked up a third person then went to the hospital. There police seized two pistols, one of them stolen, from the accomplice, who told officers the guns belonged to him and the wounded suspect.
The teen with the neck wound was “unresponsive.”
This wasn’t the first carjacking in the neighborhood, which probably explains why the owner of the car was armed and prepared to defend himself.
Since May, four people have had their vehicles stolen at gunpoint, by force or intimidation in the 500 through 900 blocks of Louisa Street, according to the Police Department’s major offense log, and two people were victims of attempted carjackings there, making it one of the busiest stretches in one of the busiest neighborhoods for carjackings.
We’re just glad the car owner came away from the attack unhurt, which is more than can be said for one of the aspiring carjackers.