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Two armed carjackers pick wrong motorist to rob — a concealed carrier who wins shootout and sends one crook to hospital

A pair of Michigan carjackers definitely picked the wrong motorist to steal from last week — a concealed pistol license holder who got the best of the duo in a shootout.

What are the details?

Eastpointe police officers were dispatched to the area of the 23000 block of Hayes on a complaint of an attempted carjacking and shots fired around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday, the Eastpointe Police and Fire Department reported. Eastpointe is about 20 minutes northeast of Detroit.

The suspects approached the victim while he was parking his vehicle — a 2022 Dodge Charger Hellcat — in a driveway, authorities said.

The suspects and victim exchanged gunfire during the attempted robbery, authorities said, adding that the suspects fled the scene in a stolen Chevy Impala.

Shortly afterward authorities said a male — later identified as one of the suspects — checked himself into a nearby hospital with a gunshot wound to his leg. However, authorities added that as Eastpointe detectives were on their way to the hospital, the suspect fled.

With that, authorities said Eastpointe detectives and the department’s Special Investigation Unit joined forces with the Detroit Police Organized Crime Unit and tracked the stolen Impala to Clinton Township — which is about 20 minutes north of Eastpointe.

Eastpointe detectives worked with Clinton Township police and located the stolen vehicle, authorities said. When the suspect exited a residence and entered the vehicle, the suspect was arrested without incident after a brief vehicle pursuit, authorities added.

Search warrants were executed at the residence and the stolen vehicle, authorities said, adding that evidence of the crime was recovered.

Damon Lamar Currie, 27, faces charges that include assault with intent to murder, authorities said.

Image source: Eastpointe Police and Fire Department

Bond was set at $750,000, authorities said, and Currie was arraigned at the 38th District Court in Eastpointe.

Police are still working on locating the second suspect, authorities added.