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    Carjack victim shoots suspect to death

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    March 25, 2010

    Carjack victim shoots suspect to death in 9th Ward

    A man was shot dead by a motorist he tried to carjack in the Lower 9th Ward late Wednesday, police said.

    Joshua McElveen, 24, approached a man in a pickup truck in the 1800 block of Lamanche Street about 9:30 p.m., according to authorities. He pointed a handgun at the man and told him to open the door, NOPD spokeswoman Hilal Williams said.

    The unidentified truck driver refused. Williams said the truck driver pulled out his own handgun and fired several bullets at McElveen.
    McElveen, wounded, dropped his gun and fell to the ground. The would-be victim called 911, but McElveen died before paramedics could arrive to treat him, coroner’s chief investigator John Gagliano said.

    According to Williams, investigators did not book the driver with a crime. Detectives plan to consult the district attorney’s office to decide whether to take any further action.
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    Hope they don't charge him. He did the right thing. He killed the scum.

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    Glad he was prepared to defend himself.
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    Glad he was armed.

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    Sounds like a justified shooting. Ended well for all concerned.
    Victim gets to keep his truck, BG won't be carjacking anyone anymore, general public does not have to pay for a trial, years of confinement, etc. Happy ending for all!!!!

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    Castle Doctrine. In Texas, no charges.
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    I hope they do something to that guy ... Like give him a metal. Chalk it up to the hazzards of being the CEO of a criminal enterprise.

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    Hmmm... seems like you can win when someone has the drop on you.

    It's all a matter of having the guts to go to work and get the job done.

    Glad it turned out well.
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    This happened in the land of Ray Nagin, New Orleans favorite gun-grabber.

    Good shoot I think.
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    Yay!

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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    According to Williams, investigators did not book the driver with a crime. Detectives plan to consult the district attorney’s office to decide whether to take any further action.
    Is there some confusion there about what "self-defense" means ?

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    Car jacking crimes are way way down in TEXAS...Johnsr

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnsr View Post
    Car jacking crimes are way way down in TEXAS...Johnsr
    The threat of citizen carry and the fact that TX has one of, if the the fastest Death Row turnover rate in the country have something to do with that, you think?

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    Good job "unidentified truck driver"! The BG was pointing a deadly weapon at you, your life was threatened... to heck with the car jacking, you saved your own life!
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