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Good Samaritan killed while trying to stop a carjacking

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Harry Ainsworth (Source: WWL-TV) Harry Ainsworth (Source: WWL-TV)
Source: New Orleans Police Department Source: New Orleans Police Department
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WWL-TV) -

A man is dead after police say he jumped into action to stop a carjacking.

It happened in New Orleans early Wednesday morning in Algiers Point. New Orleans Police Officers say a woman was driving to work when a man tried to get into her car.

Police say Harry "Mike" Ainsworth, 44, was nearby when it happened and tried to intervene.

The suspect shot and killed Ainsworth and took off running. The woman is working with police to identify the shooter.

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If you have any information regarding this incident please notify Homicide Detective Sykes at 504-658-5300 or call CrimeStoppers at 504-822-1111 or toll free at 1-877-903-7867. You do not need to give your name, and you could be eligible for a $5,000 cash reward.

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