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Man Clings to Life After Being Shot, Run Over by Carjacker He Resisted

May 29, 1993

A man shot by a carjacker in a South-Central Los Angeles parking lot, then run over as the gunman sped away in the auto, was clinging to life late Friday as police searched for the attacker.

The 27-year-old victim was in his car as his girlfriend and another young woman unloaded clothing in the parking lot of a self-service laundry at Avalon Boulevard and Imperial Highway, said Los Angeles Detective Gerry Alford.

The assailant confronted the man and demanded the car about 11 a.m. The car owner refused, and the thief reached through the driver's window and the men struggled, Alford said.

The suspect pulled a gun and shot the man, then pulled him from the car and ran over him as he pulled away, Alford said. The victim was in critical condition at Martin Luther King Jr./Drew Medical Center.

The gunman drove away in the 1986 white, two-door Oldsmobile Cutlass with gold-colored wheels and California license plates 2GFY838.

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