DETROIT (WXYZ) - It was a shoot out on a major freeway where amazingly no one was hurt.
But a 16-year-old suspected carjacker is now under arrest.
The man who exchanged gunfire with the carjacking crew is talking with 7 Action News.
Chopper 7 was over the scene on Monday as the suspected carjacker was arrested after allegedly getting into a shootout on the freeway with the carjacking victim who just wanted his 1989 Chevy Caprice with 28 inch rims back.
“I hate carjackers, I hate carjackers and I hate armed robbers,” says the victim, who only wanted to be identified as Tyrell.
Tyrell and a relative who owns the Caprice actually spotted the purple colored car hours after it had been stolen at gunpoint early yesterday morning.
They spotted the Caprice around rush hour on the east side and caught up to it on I-94 with the young suspected carjackers inside.
They tried to get them to pull over.
“’I mean, that's our car, pull over.’ He said all right, all right. And that's when he swerved in, tried to hit us” Tyrell says.
But then the suspected carjackers opened fire on them, from not just one, but two vehicles.
Tyrell, who has a license to carry, fired back.
“First I was kind of nervous,” Tyrell says. “These guys are shooting at us, for real? But all I could think is to defend myself.”
What Tyrell didn’t know is that police were right behind them because they were running surveillance on the carjacking crew.
One of them was caught after police chased them into the vacant house.
“I was getting into my car and I heard tires screech behind me,” says Gerald Moss who was also targeted by the carjackers. “When I turned around, they was jumping out with the gun.”
Moss’s gold Explorer was also taken by the same young suspected carjackers yesterday. It happened just after getting coffee at a gas station.
“I saw one gun and I thought, maybe I could take it from this guy and then I looked over at the car and I seen they probably had guns too,” Moss said.
Moss is just glad that police have one suspect, a 16-year-old locked up.
“It was a kid, you know. But he put on man shoes, now he gonna have to do man time.” Moss says.
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