Carjacking Suspect Shot by Armed Victim, Arrested by Police

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The carjacking suspect was shot by his intended victim before being arrested by police. IMG iStock-486793682

U.S.A.-(AmmoLand.com)-– Shortly after midnight, in the early morning of December 13, 2022, the owner of a 2022 Dodge Charger Hellcat was parking the vehicle in a driveway in Eastpoint, Michigan, a part of the Detroit metroplex. He was approached by more than one suspect in an apparent carjacking attempt.

 From Eastpoint Police and Fire Department:

On December 13, 2022, at approximately 12:30 am, Eastpointe Police Officers were dispatched to the area of the 23 thousand block of Hayes on an attempt carjacking and shots fired complaint. The suspects approached the victim while he was parking his vehicle (2022 Dodge Charger Hellcat) in the driveway. During the attempted robbery, the suspects and victim exchanged gunfire. The victim was a CPL holder. The suspects then fled in a stolen Chevy Impala.

Shortly after the exchange of gun fire, it was reported that a male, who was later identified as one of the suspects, had checked himself into a nearby hospital with a gunshot wound to his leg. As Eastpointe Detectives were in route to the hospital, the suspect had fled.

After an exhaustive investigation, Eastpointe Detectives and Eastpointe Special Investigation Unit teamed up with the Detroit Police Organized Crime Unit and tracked the stolen Impala to Clinton Township. Eastpointe Detectives worked with Clinton Township Police and located the stolen vehicle. The suspect later exited a residence and entered the vehicle. After a brief vehicle pursuit, the suspect was arrested without incident.

Search warrants were executed at the residence and the stolen vehicle. Evidence of the crime was recovered. We are still working on locating the second suspect. We want to personally thank our Detroit Police and Clinton Twp. Police neighbors for their assistance.

ARRESTED

Damon Lamar Currie, 27 years old

CHARGES

Assault with intent to murder

Felony firearm

Bond was set at $750,000 with GPS tether-Currie was arraigned at the 38th District Court in Eastpointe.

Some of the comments on the Eastpointe Police and Fire Department site were illuminating:

Thank you for catching yet another thug, here trying to ruin our neighborhood! These people need to learn that our police officers don’t take too kindly to crimes of any sort and you will get caught ! Smarten up and learn to be a good human being…the world needs more of that !

Yo smooths, you might not be the master criminal you think you are. Perhaps you could should find another racket like actually working for a living like the rest of us.

When armed victims wound suspects, the police have a much easier job of finding and arresting them.


About Dean Weingarten:

Dean Weingarten has been a peace officer, a military officer, was on the University of Wisconsin Pistol Team for four years, and was first certified to teach firearms safety in 1973. He taught the Arizona concealed carry course for fifteen years until the goal of Constitutional Carry was attained. He has degrees in meteorology and mining engineering, and retired from the Department of Defense after a 30 year career in Army Research, Development, Testing, and Evaluation.

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MICHAEL J

I’ll take criminal race for $500 Alex. “Must of been one of those poor stereotyped thugs.”

OlTrailDog

Alex, I’ll take Racist Spuge for $600. I guess if parents would name their children differently crime would be solved, eh? Perhaps we should put giant ear plugs in Lady Justice’s ears so that a person can be judged on their character and actions instead of making unverified assumptions based on stereotyping a name.

Wild Bill

Hmmm, apparently the content of his character was insufficient to keep him from getting shot while committing a crime.

Ope

Bill, LMFAO, It’s great having you back bro.

Wild Bill

Happy New Gun Year!

Ope

Bill, you too, sure hope you had a great Christmas. Have a great New Year too. It’s really nice having you back, we were all wondering if you were OK.

Wild Bill

One of my best friends died four days before Christmas. I called him every other day in the hospital. He was in hospital for a month. So I have been busy.
Old Black Maggie, the neighborhood dog died 22 Nov. Very sad holidays.

Ope

Bill, sorry about your friend. I sure hope Tripod is getting along OK. HNY ‘23.

Wild Bill

Yes, he is. He likes to sleep in my lap. Only cat that ever liked me.

Oldman

I least you have had one that liked you. Never has been one in my history and I think I know why.

Ope

Oldman, the main reason I’ve never cared for cats is because I’m allergic as hell to them. Looking at the picture of a cat almost has me sneezing.

Wild Bill

Yes! I have no power over the federal government!! But our lights did not even flicker during the polar vortex.

Wild Bill

How about you.

musicman44mag

Happy New Year Ope.

Ope

Music, same to you brother!

OlTrailDog

Precisely, and that is what he should be judged on and the name of the perp or a unsubstantiated “stereotype”. A humble thanks for your agreement.

Coelacanth

Nor was the content of his character sufficient to keep him on the straight and narrow. He must like prison life! Basketball all day long with his mellows. Ah, yes…..

Ope

Lol

OlTrailDog

And he should be judged accordingly. He should not be judged, as many have proffered, based on what his name is. That is point, and frankly a racist attitude, that I offer my opinion on. In spite of all the chortles to the contrary, I know what side of MLK’s “We shall overcome because the arc of the moral universe is long but it bends toward justice.”

musicman44mag

Lol, thanks for the laugh and Happy New Year.

hippybiker

Hmmmm! 12% of the population and they commit *75% of violent crimes in America!
Is that a (sic)racist opinion? Inquiring minds would like to know.

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OlTrailDog

No that is a statistic. What is racist is assuming a criminal perp occurred because of a “stereotype”, assumable based on the individual’s name, because clearly the race of the individual was not given in the article. Now that is racism.

Tionico

we DO have other factoids as part of the equation we’ve been given here. The creature’s ACTIONS, first the carjack itself, the bringing a gun into the picture as coercive force to get what HE wants rather than what is right, his need for tratment of the wound he earned and seeking it at a hospital is normal, not indicative eithr way, but his flight when he suspected he might be “made” is indicative. His use of a stolen car as his own, all help build the profile in consideration. I AM imressed that the local coppers took the extra… Read more »

musicman44mag

Happy New Year

OlTrailDog

Unfortunately, all irrelevant to the point I raise which is an individual should be judged on his individual character and not his skin color. Sadly, a number of responders are either unable, or unwilling, to understand that and would rather choose to justify their believes to the contrary. Fortunately, I know which side of the long arc of moral justice I stand on, be it together or alone. Of course, the God offers forgiveness for those who choose to do otherwise and understand their need of forgiveness for hating their neighbor based on an individual’s name.

Wild Bill

Is it possible that in an area of the word where it is too hot and sunny and there are too many really big violent animals, the human population developed genetic traits that made them really violent to protect themselves from the local carnivores and really pigmented skin to protect them from the sun so that they could survive in their environment? Then wouldn’t it be a matter of genetic science? Just asking.

musicman44mag

Happy New Year.

Finnky

Who made what racist assumption based upon which name? I’m guessing you are thinking someone was black – because that’s where most racism accusations go. Did not see name of the victim in article, though we could probably look into neighborhood where crime occurred for hint as to his color. Personally I wouldn’t care if he is green – he defended himself and his property and deserves blessing from all of us for stopping one more thug. Perhaps you consider “thug” to be a racist term. FYI – thug does not convey any racial information and is thus not racist.… Read more »

Choogie

Well they sure give a white man enough shit for being WHITE don’t they. White man this and White man that. Really. My town gets shot up damn near every night and can you guess who the perps might be. Duhhhhhhh

Oldvet

Choogie… Listening to the news around Wichita they are starting to mention mexican gang shootings more and more . Where do you suppose they came from ?

Choogie

Mostly across the border Oldvet. Some have been here and up until biden stole the white house they were mostly civil citizens because Trump got rid of most of the bad ones that were not legal. Now all sorts of trash are coming in. AND NO they are not immigrants, they are illegal aliens if they haven’t sought citizenship. Biden is as no good and Treasonous as they come and we still have a Constitution to prove it. There was a time they would have killed him for his Treasonous acts against this country.

OlTrailDog

Sorry Charlie, but if you will reference the OP I responded to they clearly insinuated that the perp belonged to a “stereotype thug” category. Therefore, albeit an assumption, the OP clearly has in mind this involved some sort of “stereotyped thug”. Given the whine white guy bent, leaning toward closet racism, on this site based on past exchanges of similar nature I believe it is save to assume the OP was referring to the perp’s name. Or do you, or the OP, have an alternate explanation? Regarding thug, precisely my friend, the perp’s character should be judged on his thugish… Read more »

OlTrailDog

I mean’t to say “whiny white guy” not “whine white guy”, where did that edit button go? Oh well, forge on.

Tionico

that edit button has gone cryptic. Look lower left corner of your new post. You will probably see a funny sort of wooden cogwheel there. Click that. Edit box opens.
I also recommend turning off autocorrect. Otto ain’t half as smart as his handlers think he is.

musicman44mag

Happy New Year. I hope 2023 is a better year for all of us.

Ope

Oldvet, Happy New Year to you also, and all my buddies here at Ammoland. I really hope things might turn around in 2023 for the better.

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Finnky

Thank you for your polite and concise response. Looking back I do see that OP referred to “criminal race” which certainly does suggest racism. Glad we agree that a thug is defined by their acts and attitudes, not their appearance. I personally am offended by racism – either in its classic forms or in form of assuming anything unfortunate is driven by racism. I assumed your first post fell into the second category – and glad you were not offended by my response. PS: I am whiny far more often than I care to admit (even to myself) – and… Read more »

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musicman44mag

I am offended by people that think only white people are racists.

Oldvet

finnky… Unless my ears deceive me its WHITE folk who are accused of being RACIST

Choogie

You Might Be a Redneck IF, LMAOO

OlTrailDog

If your assertion is that racism is an inherent quality of being a “Redneck”, it looks like we will have to take the “Rednecks” back to the woodshed like was unfortunately required in the 1860s. If I’m not interpreting your comment correctly you are welcome to clarify.

Ope

You are a downvote magnet ain’t ya boy?

Tionico

boy? Whayyoomeeen BOY!!!???!!! Splain yo’sewf Best go an git yer Momma.SHEEEL set ya straight.

OlTrailDog

Perhaps my friend, but often such is the makings of life. For myself I have decided that I should chose to do and say what is right regardless of numbers in agreement, e.g. of such character were the gas oven soldiers only doing their jobs. Or to quote another individual from the same era willing to stand and be a “magnet”, Bonhoeffer: “To not speak is to speak…”. Or from another man of deep conviction “We shall overcome because the arc of the moral universe is long but it bends toward justice.” Therefore, downvote magnet or chummy buddy, I will… Read more »

Orion

that 13%/65% have earned their reputation, probably one of the few things they HAVE actually earned.

Oldvet

Would probably be higher % if it weren’t for the Demoncrap Abortion Program .

OlTrailDog

Your supposition about statistics may be correct, but entirely beside the point I raise. To reiterate, an individual should be judged based on their actions and character and not on their name. Unfortunately what we find being argued by a number of folks is your proposed 13% are guilty solely due to their name. I will continue to offer my opinion that is morally wrong. Thanks for your opinion.

TGP389

Racist or not, I bet he’s right. Sometimes experience leads to insight. Of course, that might be difficult to appreciate, standing on your soap box prejudging others. Funny you preaching against prejudice while practicing it. For all you know, Michael J is of that same minority. I’ve worked with black men who might have said as much because they, too, had the experience dealing with riffraff.

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OlTrailDog

Nice try, but unfortunately, falls short of the mark. Unlike what others have posted in their own words, i.e. it is their words not my “prejudgment”, I will maintain that an individual is solely responsible for his actions both good and bad. It is my belief that each individual should be judged, i.e. a decision concluded about the nature or legality of their actions, and not on skin color, or as in the case of my argument, not on their name. That is the essence of being a racist. Unfortunately, it seems many herein choose to “prejudge” based on an… Read more »

Ope

Michael, this poor “young black man” POS thug won’t be around awhile. Too damn bad it was only wounded.

OlTrailDog

Ahh, yes, Opes, seemly another one of our closet racists chimes in. Where in the article does it give the perp’s race? Checkmate, thanks for making my assertions crystal clear. Make me proud, thumbs down, my friends.

Mick

Google is your friend. Unfortunately for you the ‘racist assumptions” are correct. Better luck next time.

Oldvet

Check out the story about the Massachusetts mom who stabbed her two young sons 50 times as part of a voodoo ritual . On Capital Hill news . And American Watchdog

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OlTrailDog

Or check out the “student” who killed four other students in small town Moscow, ID close to my neighborhood. Both horrendously evil perpetrated by individuals who should be judged according to their actions.

musicman44mag

Amen. It was not that great of an ending to the story. The perp died is my favorite.

TGP389

Really, it could be any race, but in Detroit, named Damon, well…

Bigfootbob

Growing up in Southern Indiana as a youngster I used to travel with my family to Detroit, actually Royal Oak, where my Aunt Mary and family lived. I cannot remember much about them except Aunt Mary gave me some Cracker Barrel Sharp Cheddar Cheese and I thought I died and had gone to Heaven, never tasted cheese that tasted so good before, going across the Mackinac Bridge, catching damned Striped Turtles instead of fish out of Lake Michigan and hearing stories about a special police unit Detroit employed during the late ‘60’s, the time period I was visiting. Crime was… Read more »

Darkman

The prosecutor will plead it down to Agg. Assault and drop the felony firearms possession charge. All in the name of Criminal Justice Reform. damon will be back on the streets in less the 3 years.

OlTrailDog

Spelling correct: Demon will be back….

Bigfootbob

Look at the ridiculous bail. Judges know the bastard will get bailed out by some insane no bail activist group, that’s why they added with GPS Tether. That right there needs to stop.

Trussman

While I think that you’re right, the politicians in the large metro areas are to blame for so-called “gun violence” that has besieged their cities. Not punishing violent criminals to the fullest extent of the law, is not doing their communities any favors, regardless of color / race. Blacks commit more crimes against blacks than against other races. Same for Hispanics, Asians and Whites. People generally commit more crimes against their own race than people of another racial group. I live in a smaller rural area, where most every household has multiple firearms, yet the only murder that has been… Read more »

Mac

Karma’s a bitch and the carjacker is getting his late Christmas present!

Coelacanth

I know Mr. Currie through my previous employment. MDOCOTIS is a great tool for looking up convicted offenders in Michigan. He’s got a rap sheet as long as your arm. Numerous offenders have been released during the pandemic without parole supervision. That’s right, released. Discharged. Bye, bye. Some, years before the completion of their sentence. Lifers, too. One of them shot up a van on the street in Detroit and killed a baby. It was a case of mistaken identity, too. A government that doesn’t protect its citizens or borders is an illegitimate government. Any arguments?

Ope

The recidivism rate among violent “young black men” ,punk thugs, is right at 100%. It’s critical to keep them caged and away from the law-abiding public as long as possible. When a government won’t protect its citizens from this trash ,law-abiding citizens will do it for them. The victim in this article needs to hit the gun range and work on his shot placement.

musicman44mag

Yes and the government should provide the ammo and range fees to pay for it.

Finnky

”When armed victims wound suspects, the police have a much easier job finding and arresting them.” That job is easier when wounds are severe enough to prevent flight and befall each of the perps. Unfortunately this may leave cops time to focus on defender and be jealous of his “good luck” (aka superior skills). Typically shooting one makes the rest flee, at which point defender loses legal justification to keep shooting. If the injured perp dies, they may provide less assistance tracking down the others – so maybe poor shooting isn’t such a bad thing. Of course if one shoots… Read more »

DIYinSTL

Miculek.

Rob

Aye, laddie!

Bill

Not to fear, the new Illinois “no cash bail” will insure the poor, disadvantaged young man will be free soon!

Coelacanth

This was in Michigan, near Detroit.

Oldvet

Per Rep Bill Barr Infrastructure bill just signed includes an amendment that requires auto manufactures to include a “KILL SWITCH” open to local and national police forces which can shut your car down !!! Probably on new cars in 5 years . Check it out on YAHOO
includes a monitor that can observe your driving and determine if you are impaired .

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musicman44mag

Happy New Year. I knew that was in the works. That is one of the reasons that I hated all this computer crap. Good old points and a coil serves me best, anything before the electronic ignition days. I have a 93 tracker that I have a distributor with points and a coil all set up for if we get an EMP thrown at us. It’s in a faraday cage with my radio and other tools that go bang.

Oldvet

music … Another reason to protect Diesels .

Choogie

Yeah and people had better start learning more about faraday cages and start building them. And whats more, they need to learn what to put in them and why.

Choogie

Yeah, Another Backstabbing piece of trash that needs to be thrown out of Washington. Gutless turd.

CaptainKerosene

Had to read the entire article. The headline was that the victim was arrested.
Somemaker.anship trading is in order.

Bigfootbob

Reread the headline after you finish your coffee, it makes sense to me, unless they changed it in the hour since you first posted.

UncAl

Talk about a long-distance crime; is Eastpoint, (Illynoise) really a part of the Detroit metro area?

Dubi Loo

Dean, did you mean to write Eastpointe Michigan?

2AGunster

Where is Eastpoint, Illinois? Detroit Metroplex? Indiana divides Illinois & Detroit Michigan. Inquiring minds want to know

TGP389

Wouldn’t it have been poetic irony for the victim/shooter to have been using a Hellcat?

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Steve

Looks like the butcher of those kids in Idaho was caught and arrested in Pennsylvania today. This guy was a “student” at Washington State University trying to get his PhD in Forensic Criminal Psychology or some such crap. Big mistake murdering those kids in a Death Penalty State like Idaho. Wish they would save us taxpayers the money and instead of letting him sit on death row for 10 or 15 years – after conviction, he goes to the 300 yard line of the KD range, have his feet staked to the ground, a bed of nails placed under his… Read more »

musicman44mag

I wish for a day when they are found guilty with DNA that they go straight from the court room to the gallows and televise it.