Victim talks about carjacking that killed security guard in Detroit

(WXYZ) - Less than 24 hours after a woman and her family were carjacked at a CVS on Detroit’s west side, one of the victims is speaking out and remembering the security guard who lost his life while trying to help them. 

"You know what time it is, get out the car," that's what the victim, who wishes to remain anonymous, said the carjackers told her. 

The woman, her 6-ear-old son and her cousin drove to the CVS on Shaefer near McNichols around 8:30 Wednesday night. The woman left the car running to keep her family warm, but locked the doors before going inside to pick up a few items.

When she returned to her car, two men were waiting, guns drawn.

"I had ran back into the CVS screaming for help, when I turn back around my son was behind me and my cousin was behind me also," said the victim.

With her family safe, she turned to 24-year-old Courtney Meeks, a CVS security guard with dreams of becoming a cop. He recently bought a bullet-proof vest and was wearing it when the woman told him she was just carjacked in the parking lot.

"The expression on his face when he looked at me when I came in... like he wanted to help," said the victim.

Police say when Meeks ran outside, he was shot by the carjackers in the neck and died at a hospital. 

"Your son, brother, cousin was a hero. He saved me, my son and my cousin as well and I just hope we can all pull together and catch whoever these guys who did this," said the victim. 

Police are still searching for the suspects.

Police believe the two suspects and an additional suspect were involved in an attempted carjacking prior to the incident at CVS.

The first suspect is described as a black man in his early 20s around 5 foot 6 inches with a slim build, medium complexion, and a scruffy beard. He was last seen wearing a red coat with blue writing on it and a black hat. The second suspect is described as a black man in his 20s around 5 foot 6 inches with a slim build. He was wearing a skull cap, and black and gray winter coat.

The third suspect, wanted in connection with the previous carjacking, is described as a black man around 18 years old with a slim build and medium complexion. He was wearing a dark tan coat with a hoodie. 

All three suspects are considered armed.

If anyone has information regarding this incident, please call police at 313-596-2260. 

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