Last week in Washington, D.C., a concealed carrier successfully defended himself against an attempted carjacking. According to police reports, the incident occurred near 6:30 a.m. on July 17th in the 2300 block of R Street in southeast D.C.
A vehicle with two suspects approached the victim who was standing by his own vehicle at that time.
The suspect exited the vehicle and brandished a handgun, demanding the victim’s car keys as well as his vehicle. Fortunately for the intended target, he had his own gun and was quicker on the draw than his attackers – shooting one suspect while accomplices fled from the scene in their vehicle.
The carjacking victim even rendered aid to the wounded suspect until help arrived and authorities took him away for treatment at a local hospital afterward, both handguns were recovered during this process as well.
The shooter has been identified as 27-year-old Marcus Lavelle Thompson of southeast Washington, D.C., who is now facing various charges related to armed carjacking, possession of unregistered ammunition and possession of large capacity ammunition magazine among other counts according to police.
Records also reveal that he had a valid conceal carry permit in Washington, D.C., with his gun being registered properly under this license too.
Further evidence regarding this case includes images captured by surveillance cameras showing the dark GMC SUV used by these suspects prior to their failed attempt at carjacking another person’s property.
Investigators ask anyone who can identify this particular vehicle or knows more information about what happened that day to call police directly at 202-727-9099 or text a tip via 50411 towards TEXT TIP LINE opened up by district authorities, especially for these cases
They are offering rewards of up to $10,000 for any leads leading towards the arrest and conviction of persons behind such violent crimes committed within District boundaries recently too.
Law-abiding citizens can and should defend themselves when necessary against criminals intending harm upon them. Proper training & permits enable them to legally use firearms responsibly.