Violent carjacker still on the loose

by: Paige Hansen Updated:

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CHARLOTTE —

The person responsible for a violent carjacking in West Charlotte overnight is still on the loose, according to the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department.

Police say the suspect shot through Shamone Black's windshield, pulled her from her car, threw her to the ground and then drove off in her car.

"It happened and I am mad that it happened because that's something I worked hard for," Black said. "But I am here now and some people don't get to say the same thing." 

Black says she was on her way home from her second job as a manager at the McDonald's restaurant on Tyvola Road when she stopped to drop something off at her cousin's house on Campus Drive. Black told Eyewitness News she rolled down her window and didn't get out of her car before saying goodbye to her family and driving on Campus Drive. As she pulled away, Black says at least one bullet came flying through her windshield. She says she hit the brakes, not knowing what else to do.

"He pulled me from this side," Black said, demonstrating to Eyewitness News how the suspect yanked her hair. "[He] grabbed my door handle at the same time so he like pulled me out the car."

From the ground, Black says she watched a masked man speed off with her car and everything inside.

"My debit card, driver license, social security card, birth certificate," Black said of the things in her purse. "My life is basically in my purse."

Not long after this happened around 11:40 p.m. Tuesday, police say they found Black's car, burned out on the side of a road. Black says she could not believe it when she heard from police.

"I am hoping it is a random person because I don't think anybody around me would do anything like that," Black said, adding, she hopes police find whoever did this to her.