Victim in attempted carjacking shoots 14-year-old suspect, Philly police say

A Lyft driver who fell victim to an attempted carjacking shot the 14-year-old suspect, Philadelphia police say. 

Neighbors on a quiet East Oak Lane block were still on edge Monday after gunfire had them scrambling from their beds this weekend.

Police say two teens, ages 14 and 15, called for a Lyft ride on the 6600 block of North 7th Street, and when the driver arrived things quickly turned violent. According to police, the two attempted to take the 50-year-old driver's car.

One of the two teens pulled a gun and threatened the Lyft driver, but he had a license to carry and pulled out his own weapon, according to investigators. 

Police say the driver shot the 14-year-old suspect in the leg. The 15-year-old stayed at the scene as police arrived. Investigators recovered the gun the teens used and it turned out to be a BB gun. 

The Lyft driver was not injured during the incident. 

It comes just a week after surveillance cameras captured a carjacking of a 52-year-old driver in Northeast Philly. 

Police tracked down the carjackers to West Philly where a 17-year-old was arrested. 



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