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Man fights back attempted carjacking on city's northwest side

Victim fires 10 shots, police say

An attempted carjacking Thursday night on Detroit’s northwest side ended when the victim fired 10 shots from his own gun, police said.

Police are searching for the driver of a white van who followed a Dodge Challenger to a liquor store on West Seven Mile Road and Heyden Street.

Authorities said the driver of the van waited for the victim to exit the liquor store when he approached him with a gun. The victim, a valid concealed pistol license holder, grabbed the barrel and starting firing shots from his own gun, police added.

“He pulled out his own weapon and started shooting at the attempted carjacker,” said Sergeant Robert Wellman, of the Detroit Police Department.

The suspect fired back with about 4-5 shots before fleeing, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to call 800-242-HEAT. A $2,000 reward is being offered.