Man shoots, kills suspected carjacker in parking lot near Minute Maid Park

By Marisa Breese - News Producer

HOUSTON - A man shot and killed a suspected carjacker near Minute Maid Park Wednesday night.

According to Houston police, the man was sitting inside his truck in a parking lot on Commerce Street near Hamilton Street around 9: 30 p.m. when James Jones, 30, and another man approached him and asked him for a ride.

When the man told them no, Jones and the second suspect walked away, but then returned.  The suspects pointed a gun at the man and ordered him to get out of the vehicle.  They then took him to the rear of the truck and forced him to get on his knees, police said.

Jones then got into the driver's seat of the truck and the second suspect climbed into the passenger side.

That is when the truck owner grabbed a gun from his waistband and opened fire, shooting Jones.

Both suspects tried to flee on foot, but Jones collapsed a short distance away and died.

The second suspect remains at-large.

Anyone with information on the identity of the second suspect is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600.

The case is being referred to the Harris County grand jury.

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