Victim of attempted Newark carjacking speaks

A Newark man was shot during an attempted carjacking and his attackers remain at large four months later.

A Newark man was shot during an attempted carjacking and his attackers remain at large four months later. (2/4/13)

NEWARK - The victim of an attempted carjacking in Newark is still looking for justice nearly four months after the attack, even though the entire event was caught on camera.

The victim, whose identity is being concealed by News 12 New Jersey, says he had just finished his overnight shift on October 10 of last year. He was parked in his own driveway located on North 12th Street in Newark.

That's when the victim says a man approached him with a gun.

"He opened the door," says the victim. "He showed me the gun. And he told me get out of the car because I'm going to shoot you."

The victim decided to fight, even as an accomplice joined the gunman. Moments later, the victim was shot in the shoulder, and the attackers jumped in another car and got away.

Even though the entire incident was caught on security cameras, police have yet to make an arrest.

He's sharing video of the incident exclusively with News 12 New Jersey in hopes that it will move the investigation forward before the attackers can hurt someone else - or return to hurt him again. 

There have been several high-profile carjackings recently in Newark. It's unclear whether anyone arrested in those crimes is connected to this attack. 

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