Video: Armed Bystander Shoots Alleged Carjacker to Save Woman’s Life

Raised Gun self-defense AP Photo/Seth Wenig
AP Photo/Seth Wenig

On April 3 an armed bystander intervened after hearing a woman scream and seeing her on the hood of her own car as it was being driven away by an alleged carjacker.

The armed bystander shot the alleged carjacker and stopped the crime.

According to WSB-TV 2, the woman was vacuuming out her Honda at a car wash in Smyrna, Georgia, when a van full of teens pulled up next to her. One of the teens allegedly got out of the van and into the woman’s car and began driving off.

The woman reacted by screaming and jumping onto the hood of the car. A bystander heard the screams, drew his gun and shot the alleged carjacker through the driver’s window, ending the incident.

Thereafter, the woman “safely slid off the hood of the car” and the suspect was taken to Kennestone Hospital. He “will be charged with aggravated assault and theft by taking motor vehicle.” The other teens in the red van sped off and have yet to be apprehended.

Witnesses say the carjacker was “[picking] up speed” and they believe the woman “would have died” if the armed citizen had not intervened.

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