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Suspected Car Thief Shot, Killed in Confrontation With Victim: Dallas Police

Man who fatally shot suspected car thief says the shooting was an act of self defense

Yellow and red strands of crime scene tape are seen near the area where a toddler was shot in Chicago's Humboldt Park neighborhood

A man accused of stealing a car was shot and killed by the car's owner Tuesday, police say.

Dallas Police said officers were called to a shooting on the 3200 block of North Fitzhugh Avenue at about 2:15 p.m.

When officers arrived, they found Mohammad Ali Abdulrahman, injured in the parking lot, who was then transported to an area hospital where he died.

After talking with witnesses, police said Chalmer Mouton, whose car had been stolen earlier in the day, tracked the vehicle to the parking lot where he confronted the suspected thief.

The men exchanged words and got into a fight, according to police, and then Abdulrahman used the stolen car to ram the Mouton's other vehicle.

Mouton told police he then shot Abdulrahman in self-defense.

Police have not announced any arrests or charges in the case at the time.

Dallas Police said they'll turn the case over to the Dallas County District Attorney's Office, who is expected to refer the case to a Dallas County grand jury for review.

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