victim kills attacker near Oakland Park
By DONNA PAZDERA Sun-Sentinel
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
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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