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Head Of Las Vegas Motorsports Business Involved In Shooting

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas motorsports company identified its president as the man who fatally shot a suspected carjacker, an act authorities say was in self-defense.

Baldwin Motorsports issued a statement Monday that police are calling the shooting justifiable homicide.

Police say BJ Baldwin and his girlfriend were eating dinner in their car around 2 a.m. Wednesday when two men approached them. According to the company, one fired toward the girlfriend and then toward Baldwin. Baldwin returned fire, striking him.

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The second man then ran away. The couple fled and Baldwin called 911, responding officers pronounced the suspect dead at the scene.

Neither Baldwin nor his girlfriend were injured.