“Picked the wrong victim”: Las Vegas woman shoots and kills man who attempted to carjack her – using his own weapon


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LAS VEGAS, NV- File this one under karma. A Las Vegas carjacker found out the hard way it isn’t a good idea to try to carjack a mama bear. According to Fox News, a woman shot and killed a suspected carjacker in North Las Vegas last month as he was attempting to drive off in her car.

The incident unfolded when the intended victim and a friend parked adjacent to another friend’s house while waiting to go inside for an early Thanksgiving dinner on Nov. 19. Suddenly, a car pulled in front of them and parked, they told investigators from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police, Fox 5 in Las Vegas reported.

Two of the three men got out of that car and attempted to pull the woman out of the driver’s seat, and her friend out of the passenger side front seat. One of the suspects got in, but must have been missing in driver ed because he couldn’t figure out how to start the car, because it was a push-to-start vehicle.

The suspect had the very bad idea of placing his gun on his lap in order to figure out how to start the car. That was when the victim grabbed the gun and ran, admonishing her friend to run as well.

While the attempted victim was attempting to flee, the suspect tackled her and wouldn’t let go. That was when she turned and shot the bad guy. She then ran and hid on the side yard of a house as the second suspect started shooting at her. He fled the scene before police arrived, and discovered our bad guy lying dead in the street with a gunshot wound to the head.

She told officers she cleared a jam in the gun she took from the suspect while she hid from his accomplice, and she remained in hiding until police arrived.

The intended victim was initially taken into custody by police; however she was released without being charged after it was determined she had acted in self-defense.

About two weeks after the ill-fated carjacking, the second suspect, Jaylin Morrison, was arrested after his vehicle was seen on surveillance footage driving around the area on the night of the incident. He is a known associate of the suspect who was dispatched by the intended victim.


Morrison was charged with kidnapping, conspiracy to commit robbery, attempted robbery with a deadly weapon, burglary with the use of a deadly weapon, and attempted grand larceny of a vehicle. He was being held on $50,000 bail.

It is currently unknown if there are any additional suspects at large.

The dead bad guy was identified as 18-year-old Devonte Madison, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported.

KVVU in Las Vegas reported that Morrison had cased the victims prior to blocking their vehicle with his car. He sent his two masked accomplices, including Madison,

KLAS reported that police executed a search warrant on Morrison’s vehicle and discovered a gun and ammunition inside. The ammunition matched the shell casings found near the dead bad guy’s body, investigators said. Cell phone records also placed Morrison at the scene, the outlet reported.

The Daily Mail reported police found three guns in Morrison’s apartment at the time of his arrest, in addition to a loaded Glock .45 caliber pistol.

A second man who was staying with Morrison at the time he was arrested was also taken into custody, police said. That person told investigators he had been in the car with Morrison at the time of the carjacking.

This isn’t the first time a criminal has been shot with his own gun. Earlier this year, four teenagers were shot with their own guns during a botched home invasion in Williamson, New York.

The four youths attempted to enter a home while carrying a shotgun, two handguns and a machete. The residents of the home were somehow able to relieve the teens of the weapons and then returned fire, striking at least some of the teenagers.

‘Forced entry through the front door of the residence and then a melee, a scrum, ensued from there,” Capt. Miklos Szoczei of the New York State Police said at the time. “And that’s when the weapons were taken from the suspects during that altercation.”

At the time, police said they believed the residents of the home and the four wanna-be burglars may have known each other. The four teenagers, three 17-year-olds and one 18-year-old were arrested for first degree burglary, first-degree assault, and first-degree criminal use of a firearm.

All of the teens appeared to survive their injuries.

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