A carjacker in DeKalb County, Georgia didn’t make it an inch before he was shot and killed by an off-duty police officer working security.
An armed man approached a woman from behind and attempted to steal her vehicle around 8:30 p.m., DeKalb police interim Chief James Conroy said.
She immediately got the attention of an off-duty officer working security in the area, police said.
The officer found the suspect in the vehicle, approached him and ordered him to drop his handgun, but the suspect pointed the weapon toward the officer, Conroy said.
The officer shot the suspect multiple times, he said. The suspect died at the scene.
I’m curious as to why the suspect didn’t immediately leave with the carjacked vehicle.
Was the victim able to alert the officer and the officer able to respond just that quickly?
Or was the carjacker having some sort of issue with the car itself?
While I’m having a hard time finding the link to the article at the moment, I do recall a story in the past year where a crew of young carjackers attempted to steal a vehicle from a woman, and would have easily accomplished their crime… if the car wasn’t a manual transmission that none of the criminals knew how to drive.
It will be interesting to see the details of this case as the incident moves forward.
You’ll note that unlike the current “everything the cops do is wrong” hysteria in St. Louis, there are no protests of this shooting in in Dekalb.