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Police: Teen stabs car thief in torso during carjacking in Mission Valley

San Diego police said a 17-year-old boy was carjacked at gunpoint early Tuesday in Mission Valley and ended up stabbing the thief in the torso as he was driving the victim’s car.

The incident began shortly after 6 a.m. when several people confronted the victim as he arrived at work at the Motel 6 on Hotel Circle North, just north of Interstate 8, police Lt. Jonathan Lowe told OnScene TV.

The group claimed there had been some kind of road rage incident on the freeway, saying the victim had cut off the others’ car on I-8, Lowe and OnScene TV said.

A fight ensued and a person jumped into the victim’s car.

When the teen realized someone was trying to steal his car, he got into the car on the passenger side, Lowe said.

The suspect began to drive off and pulled out a handgun — and the victim responded by stabbing the driver in the upper torso, Lowe said.

“At some point during the drive, the suspect allegely pulled out a handgun and in respond to a gun being pointed at him, the victim allegedly stabbed the ssupect one time in the upper torso,” Lowe said.

The suspect pulled over, got out of the car and ran to his companions’ vehicle. He was later dropped off at a trauma hospital, Lowe said, where he was reported in serious condition.

The teen also suffered minor injuries and was transported to the hospital. No other details were released.

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