Before the suspect could steal the car, he and the victim got into an argument, according to police.
PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — Philadelphia police say an attempted auto theft victim turned the tables during a confrontation in the Cedarbrook section.
According to investigators, it all happened when the victim was unloading groceries from his car at around 11:24 a.m. Wednesday at the 8000 block of Rodney Street.
At that moment he was approached by the 24-year-old male suspect, who allegedly pointed a gun at him and said: “This is a robbery”.
But before this man could steal the car, the victim and suspect got into a fight, according to police. The victim took control of the gun, police say, and it fired once.
The bullet inflicted a laceration on the suspect’s abdomen.
The suspected carjacker was taken to the hospital, where he was placed in stable condition. He is now in custody.
His name was not published.
The victim suffered a bite on his left hand, police say, but he refused medical attention.
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