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DPD releases mugshot of attempted carjacker

Suspect is parole absconder

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DETROIT – Detroit police released a mugshot of a man who attempted a carjacking on Detroit's east side.

Roosevelt Evans, 45, is wanted by police in connection to the carjacking attempt on Sept. 22.

Police said a 42-year-old man 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 drove away.

The man fired shots at the car and it crashed into a nearby pole.

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

Evans is an absconder from parole and matched his mugshot from the surveillance video at the gas station.

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Authorities are asking the public for help in locating Evans.