Monday, June 30, 2008

The good guy won

Apparently its still the wild west out there.

Be careful.

Oh, and yeah, don't bring a knife to a gunfight.

Police say man was shot in bungled carjacking
David Saleh Rauf: Express-News

In what authorities described as a bungled carjacking, a 28-year-old man was shot and critically wounded outside a South Side convenience store late Sunday night.

San Antonio Police Officer Matthew Hollenbeck said the man, whose name was not immediately released, was shot by his would-be victim, in turn becoming the victim himself. He was among a group of people who arrived at the Kwik Trip Food Store at South Flores and East Southcross streets about 11:30 p.m. Half of the group went into the store, and the man, armed with a knife, went into a truck, whose driver was inside the store, Hollenbeck said.

The pickup driver returned to his vehicle, Hollenbeck said, and upon seeing the armed man inside, fired a gun, striking the man in his chest. The man was taken to Wilford Hall Medical Center with injuries Hollenbeck said were deemed life-threatening.

The driver then fired several shots at the car in which the victim had been a passenger, Hollenbeck said, before fleeing the scene. When paramedics and police arrived, both vehicles were gone, the victim left behind.

No other information about the shooting could be learned early this morning.