Would-be carjacker shot by his intended victim - WAFB 9 News Baton Rouge, Louisiana News, Weather, Sports

Would-be carjacker shot by his intended victim

Posted: Updated:
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Carjackers on run after crash that killed 3 kids

    Carjackers on run after crash that killed 3 kids

    Saturday, July 26 2014 12:44 PM EDT2014-07-26 16:44:56 GMT
    Police are searching for two men who carjacked an SUV and plowed into a group of children and adults selling fruit at a Philadelphia street corner, killing three kids and seriously injuring two women.More >>
    Two carjackers who fled after ramming a stolen SUV into a family selling fruit for their church, killing three young siblings, were still on the run Saturday as the reward for their capture topped $100,000.More >>
  • Indian teen has 232 'teeth' removed from jaw

    Indian teen has 232 'teeth' removed from jaw

    Friday, July 25 2014 11:23 PM EDT2014-07-26 03:23:39 GMT
    After complaining of pain in his jaw, an Indian teen and his family discovered that he had a severe dental condition - and surgeons pulled 232 "teeth" from his jaw. More >>
    After complaining of pain in his jaw, an Indian teen and his family discovered that he had a severe dental condition - and surgeons pulled 232 "teeth" from his jaw. More >>
  • Coroner: Girl's body was found in abandoned trailer's bathroom

    Coroner: Girl's body was found in abandoned trailer's bathroom

    Friday, July 18 2014 3:26 PM EDT2014-07-18 19:26:33 GMT
    It's been an extremely difficult day for family and friends as well as officers. So many people were crying, upset as the body of 5-year-old Janaya Thompson was removed from an abandoned trailer.More >>
    It's been an extremely difficult day for family and friends as well as officers. So many people were crying, upset as the body of 5-year-old Janaya Thompson was removed from an abandoned trailer. Coroner Gary Hargrove said Janaya's body was found in a bathroom.More >>
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

A would-be carjacker was shot by his intended victim Tuesday night in the 2400 block of N. Acadian Thruway West.

According to police, a 40-year-old man ran out of gas around 9:15 p.m. He called a friend to bring him a can of gas and while he was refilling his car, two young males walked up. One was pointing a gun and demanded his money.

The victim grabbed the suspect's gun and the two fought over control of the weapon. While fighting the suspect over that gun, the victim managed to get his own gun inside his car. The victim shot the suspect in the stomach.

Both suspects ran away to a friend's house. A resident of that home called police and both suspects were taken into custody by responding officers.

The suspect who was shot is 17-years-old and is being treated at local hospital. He will be booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison upon his release from the hospital.

His 16-year-old accomplice was placed into the Juvenile Detention Center. Both are charged with attempted armed robbery.

Copyright 2012 WAFB. All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow