One man shot after carjacker opens fire on Good Samaritans who tried to stop him

DETROIT (WXYZ) - A Good Samaritan was shot and carjacked while trying to stop a man who had just stolen a woman's minivan at gunpoint.

It happened Thursday morning at the BP Gas station on Jefferson near St. Jean on Detroit's east side.

A woman, on her way to work, had just entered the gas station to buy some aspirin. As she returned to her minivan, a man armed with a 9 mm handgun pushed her to the ground and stole her vehicle, fleeing the scene.

Three men who witnessed the crime pursued the carjacker.

Following him in their respective vehicles, the witnesses chased him down Meadowbrook. The carjacker bailed out of the moving minivan, which went into the water after he exited the vehicle.

He then shot at the three men who were trying to stop him.

A bullet struck one of the pursuers in the arm. The carjacker then stole that man's blue 2009 Ford Focus.

At first, witnesses thought the shooting victim was a security guard, but he's actually an auto worker who is licensed to carry a concealed weapon.

Detroit Police are now searching for the carjacker, who is described as a dark-complected black male with a slim build. He stands about 5'9" inches tall and was wearing a blue hoodie with a vest over it and dark pants.

The second vehicle he carjacked and escaped in is that blue Ford Focus with a license plate of CDU 0284.

Anyone with information is urged to call the Detroit Police at (313)596-2555.

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