Police: Carjacker Shot, Killed After Throwing Female Driver to the Ground
On August 15 a 29-year-old carjacker was reportedly shot and killed by a good Samaritan after pulling a Phoenix-area woman from her car, throwing her to ground, and driving off with her vehicle.
According to police he also nearly ran down a female onlooker who tried to intervene.
According to Fox 10 Phoenix, the suspect, police said, "approached a woman getting out of her car across the street from Loma Linda Elementary." He asked if he could borrow her phone; she said "no" because she did not know him.
The suspect then allegedly "grabbed" the woman, threw her to the ground, and climbed into the driver's seat.
After witnessing the incident, a female neighbor reportedly came running and opened the passenger door, trying to reach into the car to stop the suspect. The suspect gave the vehicle gas, knocking the woman to the ground and "injuring her head."
At that point a male neighbor came running out with his gun and, police said, "fired several times at the carjacker," hitting him an unreported number of times.
The suspect was able to drive "several blocks before crashing into a wall and tree." He died upon reaching the hospital.
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