Houston man turns the tables on would-be carjacker, suspect dead

A man told Houston police he shot a man who approached him and started a fight before taking his car

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A 21-year-old man in Houston told authorities he shot and killed another man who was trying to carjack him Tuesday at a gas station. 

The Houston Police Department said officers were dispatched to the 8300 block of Park Place Boulevard close to 5:30 p.m. following a shooting. When police arrived, they found a 29-year-old man unresponsive in a crashed vehicle a few blocks from the shooting. 

He was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. 

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The shooter told police he was sitting in his vehicle when another man approached and initiated a physical dispute, police said. 

"At that time, the male in the vehicle fired several shots and struck the male," a police statement said. "The shooter then exited his vehicle and called 9-1-1."

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The wounded man got into the shooter's vehicle and fled before crashing a few blocks away, police said. 

The case is being referred to a Harris County grand jury.