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Thursday, January 26, 2012

Man Dies After Saving Woman From Carjacking

-- A 44-year-old New Orleans man died in front of his two sons Wednesday after he responded to a woman's screams and was shot by an apparent carjacker, according to police and family members.

Harry "Mike" Ainsworth was with his two sons, ages 9 and 10, as the boys were waiting for a morning school bus, Ainsworth's brother, Bill, told CNN affiliate WWL.

The two boys saw their father try to help the female motorist in the Algiers Point neighborhood and, after their father was shot, the boys ran to him and sat with him until emergency responders showed up, Bill Ainsworth said.

"They were there with him when he passed," Ainsworth said. "It's going to be hard on them."

"Pray the cops find him before I do," he said about the carjacker, in an interview with CNN affiliate WDSU.

The series of events began when a carjacker approached a woman motorist sitting in her vehicle, knocked on the window and asked for the time, New Orleans police said.


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