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An armed, would-be carjacker picked the wrong victim in Washington, D.C., last week — a concealed carrier who ended up shooting the crook and even rendering aid to him until help arrived.
What are the details?
D.C. police said suspects in a vehicle approached the victim who was near his vehicle just after 6:30 a.m. July 17 in the 2300 block of R Street in the southeast section of the city.
One of the suspects exited the vehicle, brandished a handgun, and demanded the victim’s vehicle, police said.
But the victim had his own gun — and was a bit quicker on the draw. Police said the victim shot the suspect, after which the suspect's accomplices fled the scene.
What's more, police said the victim rendered aid to the suspect until help arrived. Police said the suspect was taken to a hospital for treatment, and both handguns were recovered from the scene.
Detectives determined that the target of the failed carjacking who shot the suspect has a valid conceal carry permit in Washington, D.C., and that his gun is registered.
Police said 27-year-old Marcus Lavelle Thompson of southeast Washington, D.C., was arrested and charged with armed carjacking (gun), carrying a pistol without a license, possession of unregistered ammunition, and possession of a large capacity ammunition feeding device.
Police said surveillance cameras captured images of the suspect’s vehicle, described as a dark GMC SUV:
Image source: Washington, D.C., police
The case remains under investigation, police said, adding that anyone who can identify the vehicle or knows about the incident should call police at 202-727-9099 or text a tip to the department's TEXT TIP LINE at 50411.
Police said the department is offering a reward of up to $10,000 to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for a violent crime committed in the District of Columbia.
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Dave Urbanski is a senior editor for Blaze News.