January 27, 2018
You’ll have that.
Three masked men carjacked a college student at gunpoint near the National Cathedral Monday night.
The American University student was leaving a friend’s house just before 11 p.m. The carjackers approached after he got into his car at 36th and Lowell streets in Northwest.
“Three guys walked up, knocked on my window, one had a gun, just started yelling at me to get out,” the student said. “They opened the door, dragged me out of the car, threw me on the ground, and they were kind of yelling, ‘Where’s your money? where’s your phone? where’s your wallet.?’
“Grabbed my phone, and they’re yelling at me, ‘What’s the pass code?’ Trying to get into it,” the student said. “The one guy with the gun put the gun against my head.”
“I was on my back kind of kicking the car door trying to get him to get out,” the victim said. “I was yelling at him to get out. I heard a gunshot somewhere and just rolled over on my stomach, hit the deck and watched him pull away.”
He said he thought a shot may have been fired at him.
“I thought they might have saw me try to get back in the car, try to get him out of the car,” he said. “I was on my back. I was too scared to get up and try to pull him out of the car.”
Two of the men ran away on Lowell Street, while the third took the car.