ATLANTA (AP) -- A man tried to use a stun gun to fend off a carjacker and ended up being shot five times.
The man was taken to the hospital Wednesday with wounds to his abdomen and leg but was expected to survive, Atlanta police Sgt. Lisa Keyes said.
The man was driving a minivan in southeast Atlanta when he was confronted by a carjacker at an intersection. The carjacker jumped in, told the man to drive and demanded money, police said.
While trying to reach for his money, the man also pulled out his stun gun and shocked the carjacker.
But the carjacker reacted by shooting the man at least five times, Keyes said. The van, which was still moving, crashed into a tree and the carjacker ran away.
The victim, whose name was not immediately released, was conscious and talking to investigators when he was taken to the hospital, Keyes said.
Keyes stressed the importance simply giving up the vehicle when confronted by a carjacker.
"Make the situation safe for you," she said. "You know you have to get away from that person. Just try to give the car up."
Sounds like someone needs to have a chat with Lisa Keyes about her whole 'Giving up' when confronted mindset.