HOWLAND, Ohio (WYTV) – Police in Trumbull County are investigating a theft that started in Howland Township and ended in Warren Township, sending the driver of the vehicle to the hospital.
Police initially said the victim had pulled up to a stop sign around midnight Tuesday when someone ran up to him, attacked the driver and stole the car.
After interviewing the 24-year old male victim Wednesday morning, police told WKBN that he said he had just left work when two men with masks and guns approached his car in Howland Township at the intersection of Larchmont Avenue and Dietz Road.
He said the men got in the car, hit the victim over the head, and made him drive to the intersection of North River Road and North Leavitt Rd. in Warren Township.
The victim said he managed to escape, then fired his own gun at the attackers, who fired back and fled the area on foot.
Police are not sure if the suspects were injured, but they did get away with $130.
Warren Township Police Chief Don Bishop said the victim does have a permit to carry a concealed weapon.
The victim is recovering from severe head injuries at Saint Joseph Health Center in Warren.