A man who wielded a hatchet in a carjacking attempt Friday remains in a Tucson hospital after being shot by his intended victim, authorities said.
Officers went to South Sixth Avenue and East Pennsylvania Drive about 8:40 p.m. in response to a report of a shooting. They found a man on the ground with an obvious gunshot wound.
The woman who shot him stayed at the scene and complied with commands from officers. Tucson Fire Department paramedics rendered aid to the man.
Police detectives learned the woman was leaving a store in the 4400 block of South Sixth Avenue. When she attempted to close her vehicle door, the man approached with a hatchet and demanded her keys.
The woman retrieved a handgun and commanded the man to leave, a department news release said. When the man raised the hatchet, she fired and kept the man at the scene until officers arrived.
Charges for the suspect are pending upon his release from the hospital.
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