Man shoots suspect trying to steal his car at gas station, police say

St. Louis authorities say a man shot a suspect who tried to carjack him. (Source: KMOV)
Published: Feb. 15, 2023 at 4:00 PM EST
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St. LOUIS (KMOV/Gray News) - Authorities in Missouri are investigating a would-be carjacking that turned into a shooting near downtown St. Louis.

According to the St. Louis Police Department, officers were called to a gas station Wednesday morning with reports of a shooting.

KMOV reports a carjacking victim shot a suspect who was attempting to take his car.

Both people involved had guns, but police say the deceased person is the suspect. They say he is a black man in his 20s who has not been identified. Police say the original robbery victim was a 48-year-old white man.

The department said its homicide detectives have taken over the on-scene investigation.