Carjacking victim grabs carjacker's gun, fatally shoots him on Detroit's west side, police say

Another suspected carjackers still on loose

DETROIT – A carjacker was shot and killed Thursday by his victim on Detroit's west side, police said.

The shooting happened on Snowden Street near Seven Mile Road and Schaefer Highway.

UPDATEMan targeted in carjacking fatally shoots attacker on Detroit's west side

Two men approached a man around 10:30 a.m. Thursday while he was leaving his house on Snowden Street, police said.

Officials said the men were after the resident's white Hyundai Santa Fe.

One of the men had a gun, and the resident grabbed it and shot the carjacker, killing him, according to authorities.

Police said a carjacking victim shot and killed a carjacker on Detroit's west side on Feb. 14, 2019. (WDIV)

The other suspected carjacker got in the man's SUV and drove away, police said.

Several homeowners in the area said they heard gunshots.

"She told me that she heard four or five gunshots back to back in succession," resident Humphrey Woods said. "I came to the front and I saw all the police cars."

Police said several shots were fired.

The carjacking victim is being questioned by police. Investigators are still asking homeowners about the incident.

A white Hyundai was found abandoned about a block from the shooting scene. Police said the other suspected carjacker is still on the loose.

ORIGINAL STORY: Carjacking victim shoots, kills carjacker on Detroit's west side

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