"Man, 74, Shoots Carjacker"
Man, 74, Shoots Carjacker, 18
Teen Shot Twice
POSTED: Thursday, July 23, 2009
UPDATED: 4:33 pm CDT July 23, 2009
HOUSTON -- A 74-year-old man shot a teenager who tried to carjack him outside his home, police told KPRC Local 2.
Houston police said Martin Baltazar, 18, approached August Peters as he was getting out of a car at a home in the 10900 block of Corona Lane shortly before 7 a.m. Thursday.
Investigators said Baltazar, wearing a ski mask, put a knife to Peters' throat and told the man to hand over his keys.
Peters got back in his car, pulled out a gun and and fired twice -- hitting Baltazar once in the stomach, police said.
Detectives said Baltazar ran through a house across the street and tried to run through a back door, but it was locked.
"I see the guy running to my house, and I see a lot of blood on him. I told that guy, 'Stay there,'" witness Jorge Ramos said.
Baltazar picked up a chair, threw it through a window and jumped out the window, police said. . . . .