Man fights off carjacking attempt in Kirkwood -

Man fights off carjacking attempt in Kirkwood

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KIRKWOOD, Mo. ( – Police in Kirkwood responded to an attempted carjacking early Tuesday morning around 12:27 a.m. in the 10800 block of Manchester.  

According to police, the victim was approached from behind by two men. One of the suspects demanded the victim’s cell phone after displaying a handgun; the victim cooperated.

When the suspects attempted to steal the vehicle the victim resisted and was struck in the head with a handgun. The gun discharged when the victim was hit, but the victim was not injured by the gunfire.

The victim was then able to regain control of his vehicle as the two suspects fled on foot. The victim then left the area and called police.

A witness observed a white SUV quickly leave the area around the time of the incident. Police were not able to locate the suspect’s vehicle.

The investigation is ongoing.

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