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November 13, 2012
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Off-duty Mich. cop shoots attempted carjacker

Armed suspect demanded officer's car keys before cop opened fire


By PoliceOne Staff

DETROIT — An off-duty officer shot a would-be carjacker Tuesday after the suspect aimed a gun and demanded the cop's car keys.

Sgt. Eren Stephens, a 13-year veteran with the Detroit Police Department, left his vehicle when an SUV blocked him in.

One of three men in the SUV then approached with a handgun, demanding Stephens hand over his keys, according to Detroit News.

Stephens produced his own weapon and opened fire. The wounded suspect fled on foot while the other two escaped in their vehicle, according to the article.

Later police were informed that a 19-year-old man matching the description of the carjacker was seeking medical attention for a gunshot wound at a local hospital.

He was arrested and is in critical condition. 

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