A South Florida man whose car was stolen with his 6-year-old son in the back seat chased the car down, then repeatedly shot the car thief, according to published reports.
The Palm Beach Post is among those reporting that Lamar Thurman, 29, stole the 2012 Honda about 2:30 a.m. Saturday. The boy’s father, who is not named in the report, had left the car running with the boy inside while he said goodbye to friends.
Thurman got behind the wheel of the car and drove away. The dad and his friends called 911 and chased the car for about five miles. They eventually caught up to the car in Lantana after Thurman crashed. As the father and his friends tried to free the boy from the car, Thurman was able to start driving the car again and the father fired repeatedly, hitting Thurman multiple times, the Post reports.
The car crashed about 200 yards away, according to WESH.
The boy was not injured, according to both reports.
Thurman was taken to the hospital in critical condition. The Post reports that he likely will face criminal charges if he survives. He was just released from prison on Feb. 4 after serving three years for carjacking, robbery and aggravated battery of an elderly person, state records show.
The Post reports that he carjacked an 86-year-old woman in 2016. He is on probation until 2022, according to state records.