A robbery suspect in Lawrence, Indiana, picked the wrong car Thursday morning and is now hospitalized in serious condition with multiple gunshot wounds.
WTHR reports that a “man was sitting in his car outside a strip mall near 42nd and Franklin around 8 a.m” when a robbery suspect forced his way into the vehicle, brandished a gun, and demanded money.
The Indy Star reports that the driver told the suspect he did not have any money, then “hit the gas.” The driver then grabbed the suspect’s gun, in an attempt to take it away, and crashed into a nearby fence.
Both men then exited the vehicle, at which point Lawrence Police Department Deputy Chief Gary Woodruff says the driver pulled his own gun and opened fire.
The suspect fired as well and both men were struck during the gun fight. The driver was struck once, but that wound is not believed to be life-threatening. The robbery suspect was shot multiple times and is listed in serious condition.
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