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Man shot in face during carjacking in Oklahoma City

Police said a man was shot Tuesday by someone who threatened to take his sport utility vehicle in Oklahoma City.
by Juliana Keeping Modified: June 5, 2012 at 4:43 pm •  Published: June 5, 2012
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A man was shot during an attempted carjacking Tuesday, Oklahoma City police said.

Sgt. Jennifer Wardlow said a man was driving a sport utility vehicle about 12:20 p.m. in the 3300 block of N Phillips Avenue when another man flagged him down. The second man got inside the vehicle and said he was going to take the SUV.

He then fired a gun at the driver, hitting him in the cheek. The victim was able to disarm his attacker and get away by running to a nearby home, where residents called police, Wardlow said.

The victim was taken to OU Medical Center with nonlife-threatening injuries, she said.

Police recovered the vehicle at 3610 Springlake Drive. They were not able to locate the shooter, who is described as a black male in his teens who was wearing all black.

by Juliana Keeping
Enterprise Reporter
Juliana Keeping is on the enterprise reporting team for The Oklahoman and NewsOK.com. Keeping joined the staff of The Oklahoman in 2012. Prior to that time, she worked in the Chicago media at the SouthtownStar, winning a Peter Lisagor Award...
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