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Carjack victim kills attacker near Oakland Park

Web-posted: 10:43 p.m. July 4, 2000

The target of a carjacker turned the tables early Monday, pulling out a gun and killing his would-be attacker.

The owner of a 1994 Camaro had pulled into the parking lot of the Summerlake Apartments, 3449 NW 44th St. near Oakland Park, about 3:20 a.m., said Jim Leljedal, Broward Sheriff's Office spokesman.

The driver was getting out of the car in the gated community when he was approached by a young man who demanded his keys.

When the driver refused, the man began to pistol-whip him, Leljedal said. That's when the driver pulled out his own gun and fired at least twice, killing his assailant.

A possible second suspect fled in a white Chevrolet.

The would-be carjacker has not been identified by police. He is described as a black male, possibly 16 to 20 years old, 5-feet 7-inches tall and weighing 120 pounds. His hair was braided in short dreadlocks.

He had numerous tattoos. On his left forearm were the letters "BOGE;" on his left bicep, the words "show boy;" on his right bicep, the word "thug;" on his chest, a heart symbol; on the right shoulder of his back, the words "ruff rida;" on his left shoulder, a cross; and on the back of his left hand, the phrase "I (heart symbol) U."

Police have not released the victim's name out of concern for his safety, they said.

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