Police Wednesday were searching for an armed man who allegedly got into an physical altercation with another man, then carjacked him outside a Chula Vista motel.
The carjacking happened about 10:15 p.m. Tuesday at the Red Roof Inn motel on Broadway near G Street, Chula Vista police Lt. John English said.
The victim was sitting inside his blue GMC Yukon SUV when a man approached the car and tried opening a door handle, English said. The victim then confronted the suspect, who allegedly pulled out a weapon.
As the two men struggled over the semi-automatic pistol, its magazine and other pieces fell out, leaving just one chambered bullet that was fired during the fight, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported.
No one was struck by the gunfire.
The thief then hopped into the victim’s SUV and drove off.
The victim, whose age was not immediately available, suffered a laceration to the face, but refused medical treatment, English said.
No detailed suspect description was immediately available.
–City News Service