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Man carjacks driver at Detroit gas station, uses crowbar as weapon

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DETROIT – A driver fired shots in retaliation against a carjacker Tuesday morning on Detroit's east side.

Police said the 42-year-old driver was putting air in his tires at a BP gas station at East Outer Drive and Harper Avenue when the carjacker jumped into the car and started to drive off.

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--An image of the carjacking captured on the gas station's surveillance camera

The driver fired shots at the car and it crashed into a nearby pole, police said.

The carjacker then got out and confronted the driver with a crowbar before fleeing the scene.

Police didn't say whether the carjacker was hit by the gunfire. They also have not released a detailed description of him.