Man carjacked, attacked with air gun

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SAN DIEGO – A man was hospitalized with non life-threatening injuries after being beaten and shot with a BB or pellet gun during a carjacking in the San Pasqual neighborhood, police said Saturday.

The assault and vehicle theft occurred on the 17400 block of Bandy Canyon Road at 10:48 p.m. Friday, San Diego Police Officer Robert Heims said.

The 37-year-old victim was in the company of a woman he had met and spent time with over the previous three days, Heims said.

The victim had allowed the woman to drive his car, a silver 2013 Ford Focus when she pulled over and picked up a man and a woman, Heims said.

The male suspect pulled the vehicle owner out of the car on Bandy Canyon, beat him over the head with the gun and shot him in the chest three times before the car was driven away.

The first woman was five feet, five inches tall, weighing 135-140 pounds, with black hair, pierced ears, and SD tattooed on her neck.

The second woman was 22-24 years old, five feet four-five feet six inches, 160 pounds, with brown hair in a short ponytail. She was wearing a white sweatshirt with a red emblem and black spandex.

The male suspect was bald with a goatee, 22-30 years old, five feet 10 inches to six feet tall, 170-180 pounds, with a tattoo of a tear drop next to his eye, wearing a maroon sweatshirt.

The vehicle had not been recovered, Heims said.

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