‘It happened in about a minute:’ Man describes horror of being carjacked and shot at Lawndale gas station

CHICAGO (CBS) — A Bridgeport man on Tuesday shared his frightening experience with a pair of carjackers who injured him.

Lukas Resys stopped for gas in Lawndale and was carjacked and whipped with a gun. As CBS 2’s Shardaa Gray reported, Resys said he instinctively wanted to fight back after the suspects put a gun to his head, but he also wanted to live to see his one-year-old son grow up.

He says a car is replaceable, but his life is not.

“I have a small child,” Resys said. “I want to see him grow.”

It was the only thing that stopped Resys, 31, from fighting back after he was the victim of a carjacking at gunpoint last Thursday.

“I just don’t understand,” he said. “It happened like in a minute.”

Resys is now left with a nasty gash above his left eye after being whipped with a pistol by one of the suspects.

“I wanted to grab him and take his gun away from him, but then, in my head, I thought about my son. I wanted to see my son, because I thought, ‘You know, he might shoot you,'” a Repsys said.

Police reports show officers responded to the Amoco gas station on Kostner Avenue and Roosevelt Road.

Surveillance video shows police being greeted by Resys and his 41-year-old passenger. They told police that two suspects came to the driver and passenger side doors, pulling them out of the car.

“They opened the doors on both sides,” Resys said, “and he pointed at it, and then he said, ‘Get out of the car. “”

Resys says he fears the attackers will find him because letters with his address are in the glove box.

“They can easily come to this house. They have the keys to my other house,” he said. “They have the keys. They have the address. They can easily come in and steal my stuff.”

Repsys says it will be more alert.

“I wasn’t careful enough that night. I was relaxed,” he said. “But you never know when stuff like that can happen.”

The car never arrived, so Resys has no means of transportation. He’s just grateful that his life was spared.

Police said no one was in custody Tuesday night.

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