A carjacker was shot last Tuesday when a brave driver fought back thanks to his concealed handgun license.
According to the local authorities of the city of Eastpointe, Michigan, 27-year-old Damon Lamar Currie was shot by the driver of a Dodge Charger Hellcat. Currie attempted to break into the Hellcat, along with one other person, when he was confronted by an armed driver, per Fox News.
A subsequent shootout broke out between Currie and the driver in the small town just 14 miles from Detroit. The suspects then proceeded to flee in a stolen Chevy Impala, according to the Eastpointe Police and Fire Department.
“Shortly after the exchange of gun fire, it was reported that a male, who was later identified as one of the suspects, had checked himself into a nearby hospital with a gunshot wound to his leg,” the authorities wrote in a Facebook post. “As Eastpointe Detectives were in route to the hospital, the suspect had fled.”
After the suspects fled the hospital, the police launched an investigation in partnership with the Detroit Police Organized Crime Unit. The detectives were able to track the stolen vehicle back to Clinton township where the vehicle was later discovered.
“The suspect later exited a residence and entered the vehicle. After a brief vehicle pursuit, the suspect was arrested without incident,” the Eastpointe Police Department explained. “Search warrants were executed at the residence and the stolen vehicle. Evidence of the crime was recovered.”
The authorities are still working on locating the second suspect but Currie was charged with assault with intent to murder and felony firearm. The bond for Currie was set at $750,000.
As crime continues apace at high levels, carjackings like these are happening daily in cities across America. Luckily, the driver was able to defend himself with his Second Amendment right and ensure that he and his possessions remained out of the hands of criminals intended on doing harm and terrorizing the local community.
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