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Off-duty corrections officer exchanges gunfire with man who attempted to carjack her

The CO was shot twice in the leg and the would-be carjacker was shot in the back and leg


CBS Philadelphia

By Sarah Roebuck

PHILADELPHIA — An off-duty corrections officer was getting gas when a man attempted to carjack her, CBS Philadelphia reports.

The 35-year-old corrections officer was filling up her BMW at a gas station when an armed man walked up behind her, grabbed her and put her in a “bear hug” from behind. A physical altercation ensued as the man attempted to steal the victim’s car.

The corrections officer then pulled out her gun and the two shot at each other, police said. A total of 11 shots were fired. The woman was struck twice in the leg. The suspect, a 22-year-old man, was shot in the back and leg.