A man was shot dead by a motorist he tried to carjack in the Lower 9th Ward late Wednesday, police said.
Joshua McElveen, 24, approached a man in a pickup truck in the 1800 block of Lamanche Street about 9:30 p.m., according to authorities.
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He pointed a handgun at the man and told him to open the door, NOPD spokeswoman Hilal Williams said.
The unidentified truck driver refused. Williams said the truck driver pulled out his own handgun and fired several bullets at McElveen. Read More
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