One man is dead and two others are on the run after they allegedly carjacked a man and exchanged gunfire with him in southeast Houston early Thursday morning.

The man who was carjacked shot and killed one of the suspects during a gunfight, said Houston police Lt. Larry Crowson.

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The violence broke out around 2 a.m. at an apartment complex at 7909 S. Sam Houston Parkway East, near Telephone Road. A man who lives in the complex said he was coming home when three armed men approached him and carjacked him, Crowson said.

One man is dead and two others are on the run after they allegedly carjacked a man and exchanged gunfire with him in southeast Houston early Thursday morning.
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The three men got delayed, however, when they couldn’t leave the exit gate and had to leave the truck behind.As they were abandoning the truck, the man who was carjacked came to retrieve his vehicle. At least two of the robbers started firing gunshots at the man, who returned fire, Crowson said.

The resident struck one person in the middle of the service road. He was taken to the hospital and died.

A secondary, minor car accident occurred when a driver was trying to avoid the body in the roadway and collided with a service truck, Crowson said.