Carjacker gets whats coming to him.

Carjacker gets whats coming to him.

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    Carjacker gets whats coming to him.

    HPD: 74-year-old man shoots carjacker in SW Houston
    By DALE LEZON Copyright 2009 Houston Chronicle
    July 23, 2009, 12:40PM
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    Print Share Del.icio.usDiggTwitterYahoo! BuzzFacebookStumbleUponA 74-year-old man shot and wounded a teenager who attempted to carjack him with a knife early this morning in southwest Houston, police said.

    The 16-year-old male suspect was wounded in the abdomen and was caught by police after he tried to run away following the shooting. He was taken to Ben Taub General Hospital in fair condition.

    No other injuries were reported.

    Police have not released the suspect's name because no charges have been filed against him, but investigators said that he will mostly likely be charged with aggravated robbery.

    The shooting happened outside a home in the 10900 block of Corona in southwest Houston about 6:30 a.m., police said.

    The victim, whose name has not been released, had just parked his car in front of his wife's home when he noticed another car drive past him and park at the curb across the street.

    When the victim got out of his car, he told investigators that the teen came up to him and pressed a knife against his throat.

    "He said, 'Give me your car or I'll kill you,'" said Victor Senties,a spokesman for the Houston Police Department.

    The victim was able to reach inside his car to get a pistol. He fired two shots at the suspect, Senties said.

    The suspect ran into the driveway of a home across the street and then somehow got into the home. He broke a window to get out and continued running away. Senties said no one was at the home at the time.

    Police found the teen moments later on bridge on Wilcrest near Bellaire about two blocks from where he was shot.

    Investigators are uncertain if the teenager got out of the car the victim had seen park on the street. They have no description of the vehicle and no other suspects at this time.


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    Bet he didn't see that coming from an old man!

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    Great story...but a sad ending...BG not ...congrats to the elderly man for defending himself.
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    Another reason to get out of the "carjacking bitnez". Gettin' a bit on the dangerous side.
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    God has blessed Texas,. . With him out of the car, in Arizona that isn't allowed,.. You can only defend yourself if you or someone else is in the car that is being jacked.. (from my understanding)

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    If more died trying more would think twice. Unfortunately this little dirtbag will move on with his life of crime.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TucAzRider View Post
    God has blessed Texas,. . With him out of the car, in Arizona that isn't allowed,.. You can only defend yourself if you or someone else is in the car that is being jacked.. (from my understanding)
    I'll defer to those in AZ, and I'm just too darn lazy to look it up, but I'd be astonished if you couldn't respond to armed robbery with deadly force......which is exactly what happened here.

    Is it possible that you're confusing Castle Doctrine as it relates to automobiles with your right to self-defense when confronted by a lethal attack?
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    Part of SB 1145 (AZ 'Castle Doctrine')

    (4) A person is generally presumed to be justified in use of force if the attacker has unlawfully forced his way into residence or car or is trying to do so
    I'm good with the shooter's actions!

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    Great story...but a sad ending...BG not ...congrats to the elderly man for defending himself
    True, but being gut shot will have painful implications for a long time; and that's a very pleasant thought as far as I'm concerned.
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    With him out of the car, in Arizona that isn't allowed,.. You can only defend yourself if you or someone else is in the car that is being jacked.. (from my understanding)
    When the victim got out of his car, he told investigators that the teen came up to him and pressed a knife against his throat.

    "He said, 'Give me your car or I'll kill you,'" said Victor Senties,a spokesman for the Houston Police Department.
    I'd say that in any case the victim had just cause to use lethal force.
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    It's been said before...

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    Don't mess with old people, they're cranky!
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