An attempted carjacking went awry early Friday morning when an intended victim fought back against his assailant foiling the attempt.
According to Lee’s Summit Police at 3:15 a.m. officers were called to a 7-11 convenience store located in the 900 block of S.W. Oldham Parkway in regards to an attempted carjacking. When officers arrived, they made contact with the victim who told them that he was parked at the gas pumps when he was approached by a suspect who brandished a handgun and ordered him to give up his vehicle.
As the suspect entered the driver’s side of the vehicle, the victim entered the passenger side of the vehicle and began struggling with the suspect. As the struggle continued, the suspect attempted to drive out of the parking lot. The suspect lost control of the vehicle as it exited the parking lot and left the roadway just beyond the entrance to the parking lot. The suspect then exited the victim’s vehicle and ran back to a vehicle that was waiting for him in the parking lot.
The suspect fled the area in a vehicle heading south on S.W. Ward Road. Officers that were arriving in the area attempted to catch up to the fleeing vehicle as it left the scene, but were never able to close the distance and attempt to stop the car.
Officers followed the vehicle to the area of Ward Road and 150 Highway before disregarding their attempts to catch up with it. The victim was not injured during the incident and police are interviewing the victim to obtain suspect and vehicle descriptions.
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