Overland Park police are investigating an attempted carjacking and a carjacking Friday morning.
Around 6:30 a.m., officers responded to the area of 103rd and Conser Street in reference to a reported attempted carjacking. Here it was a showdown between an Army vet and a desperate thief.
“He said, 'F--- give me everything your wallet, your keys, or I’m going to kill you,'” the victim told 41 Action News over the phone.
The former combat officer told the man pointing a gun to his head one thing.
“At the point that I said ‘no,’ he shot directly to the left of my foot. I felt the lead and the asphalt, it left a three-by-three hole with a .40 cal round, it was right there on the ground,” the victim said.
He wasn’t hit but managed to use his car as a shield.
“I said, ‘You need to get the f--- out of here because someone heard this - the gunshot -look!’ and I pointed and that was my opportunity to back away,” the victims said.
The suspect is described as a man with a tall, thin build. He was last seen wearing a blue hoodie and orange shorts.
The armed man took off running though the parking lot of The Club Indian Creek Apartments. But he didn’t go far - just a couple blocks.
“I had this really strange feeling that he was still in that area and he was - he was at the Lodge,” the victim said.
Around 8:45 a.m., Overland Park police responded to the area of 7500 West 106th on a reported carjacking. Police said the suspect description was similar to the earlier reported incident. Police said the suspect was reportedly wearing a red shirt and khaki pants.
The suspect was reportedly armed with a semi-automatic handgun and was last seen eastbound on I-435 from Metcalf in the victim's car, a white 2002 Toyota Corolla with a Kansas license plate 599AOA.
The vehicle is missing all four hubcaps and has black steel wheels. Overland Park police said no injuries were reported.
“These are a rarity, if somebody does approach you and demand whether it’d be a purse or a car anything property, comply with that. You do not want to get a situation where somebody is shooting at you over property,” Officer Richard Breshears, an Overland Park Police Department spokesman, said.
If anyone has information on this incident, they are asked to call the Overland Park Police Department at 913-895-6300 or the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.
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