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Carjacker shot by victim who grabbed gun from gang member

A masked carjacker was shot by his victim after he managed to grab one of his cronies’ guns during the failed armed robbery in Las Vegas, cops say.

The victim and another woman said they were in a parked car last month when another vehicle pulled over and blocked them – with three screaming gunmen jumping up and pointing guns at them, according to reports from police obtained by local media KSNV.

One of the attackers pulled the driver out of the car and then jumped into the car. He attempted to pull away – but struggled to start the push-start vehicle, according to the police report.

As he concentrated on starting the engine, he put his gun in his lap – which the victim grabbed through the open window before running away.

One of the car hijackers was shot while chasing the car owner after he managed to grab one of the gang’s weapons.

One of the gang members chased after her – only to be shot in the head as he stalked her. Another shot her multiple times as she ran for her life, according to the report.

After hiding in a nearby yard, the woman came out with her hands raised shortly after police arrived and found the carjacker wearing a ski mask bleeding profusely from the head, KTLA said.

The man – who was not identified in reports – was pronounced dead at the scene.

The woman was handcuffed but told she was not under arrest, Fox5Vegas reported. His story was corroborated by witnesses, the police report said.

The deadly drama happened on November 19, but only emerged after the recent arrest of one of the alleged car thieves, 18-year-old Jaylin Morrison.

Mugshot of alleged 18-year-old carjacker Jaylin Morrison.
The deadly and botched carjacking only emerged after 18-year-old Jaylin Morrison was arrested on a host of related charges.
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police

He was identified by a friend of the deceased, with cellphone records later linking him to the scene, according to reports.

During his arrest, police reportedly found three firearms in his apartment, including a Glock .45 with ammunition matching that left at the scene of the shooting, according to reports.

Morrison was taken to the Clark County Detention Center on $50,000 bond. He faces charges of first-degree kidnapping, attempted robbery, burglary with a deadly weapon and conspiracy to commit robbery, KSNV said. His next court appearance is scheduled for December 20.

Another person inside the apartment when Morrison was arrested told detectives he was in the car with Morrison during the carjacking, according to reports. However, that person was not identified and it was not immediately clear whether he had also been arrested and charged.

New York Post

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