OKLAHOMA CITY — A 76-year-old Oklahoma City man is recovering after being shot in the head by a carjacker.
It happened at 11 p.m. Wednesday near S.W. 40th St. and Western Ave.
With the carjacker still on the loose, the victim, Bob Hussey, said hopes this doesn’t happen to anyone else.
“I feel like I’m real lucky, for still being here,” Hussey said.
The father of three and grandfather was shaken looking back at the attack when his Ford pickup was stolen from his own home.
Hussey said he was in his truck in the middle of his driveway when the carjacker came out of nowhere and tried to grab him out of his truck.
“I wasn’t doing it fast enough, I guess,” he said. “That’s when he stuck the pistol up here and shot and the bullet just grazed my head up here.”
Hussey said he never thought this would happen to him.
“I thought I was pretty aware of what was going on around me,” he said.
The U.S. Army veteran even put a surveillance camera on his garage but that didn’t help in the darkness.
“I don’t know where he was,” Hussey said.
His truck was found on S. McKinley Ave. hours later.
Police said a carjacking can happen to anyone, anywhere.
“That’s a crime that does not discriminate. It doesn’t matter what age you are,” OKC Police Sgt. Gary Knight said.
Hussey said at his age, this is not the first bullet he’s has taken.
“When I was in the army, in fact, I carry a bullet right here,” he said.
Thinking about the close call in his driveway, the grandfather is relieved that he survived.
“The first time I got shot I really didn’t think about it but this time it could have been the end and I got a lot of things I wanna do,” he said.
Police said they are still looking for a suspect in this case.
If you have any information, you can call Crime Stoppers at (405) 235-7300.
You could be eligible for a cash reward.