Police: Suspect shot during reported carjacking

2013-01-24T20:00:00Z 2013-01-24T20:30:15Z Police: Suspect shot during reported carjackingTimes Staff nwitimes.com
January 24, 2013 8:00 pm  • 

GARY | A 19-year-old carjacking suspect was shot by the vehicle's owner Thursday while he allegedly attempted to steal a car in the 3700 block of Connecticut Street, Gary police said.

About noon, a 33-year-old man left his car in his driveway with the motor running and walked into his home after shoveling snow.

When heading outside again, he saw a 19-year-old man in the vehicle, police said.

The 19-year-old attempted to leave, but had difficulty accelerating because of snow, police said.

The owner of the vehicle reportedly walked toward the car and told the 19-year-old to stop and get out of the vehicle.

Police said the 19-year-old reached inside his coat, and the car owner shot the suspect.

The 19-year-old was treated for his injuries at a local hospital.

Gary police are expected to present the case to the Lake County prosecutor's office.

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