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Nevada woman shot and killed suspected car thief with her own gun


A woman shot and killed a suspected car thief in self-defense last month as he attempted to drive away in his car in a northern Las Vegas neighborhood, police said this week, according to a report.

The victim and a friend had parked near another friend’s house as they waited to get in for an early Thanksgiving dinner on November 19 when a car pulled up in front of them, they said to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police, according to FOX 5 Las Vegas.

Two or three men got out of the car and allegedly pulled the woman from the driver’s seat and her friend from the passenger side. One of the suspects got on board but couldn’t figure out how to drive it as it was a boost.

When the victim realized the suspect had placed the gun in her lap to uncover the car, she grabbed it and ran, telling her friend to run too.

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Jaylin Morrison has been charged with kidnapping, conspiracy to commit theft, attempted robbery with a deadly weapon, burglary with the use of a deadly weapon and attempted grand theft of a vehicle.
(Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department)

As she tried to flee, the suspect tackled her and did not let go. She turned and shot him, police said.

She then ran and hid in the side yard of a house when a second suspect began shooting at her. He fled before police arrived and found the suspect lying dead in the street, bleeding from the head.

She was taken into custody but was released without arrest when police determined she had acted in self-defense.

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Almost two weeks later, a suspect identified as Jaylin Morrison was arrested after his car was seen in surveillance footage driving in the area that night. He was a known associate of the suspect who was shot.

He was charged with kidnapping, conspiracy to commit theft, attempted robbery with a deadly weapon, burglary with the use of a deadly weapon and attempted theft of a vehicle.

He is being held on $50,000 bail.

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It is not known if there are any suspects at large.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crimestoppers at 702-385-5555, police said.

LVMPD did not immediately return Fox News Digital’s request for comment.

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