Carjacking suspect injured in shooting at Orlando gas station crashes into pole, police say

Suspect identified as Kevin Steplight

Police lights. (KPRC/File)

ORLANDO, Fla. – A man injured in a shooting carjacked someone at an Orlando gas station before crashing it while attempting to flee, according to the Orlando Police Department.

The department said the shooting happened at the Wawa gas station on Raleigh Street around 12:45 a.m.

Police said the suspect, identified as 33-year-old Kevin Steplight, was involved in an argument with two other men who were inside a car at the gas station when they began shooting at each other.

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Officers said Steplight carjacked a blue Ford Mustang at the gas station and left the gas station but later crashed because of a gunshot wound he received during the shooting.

He was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The victim whose car was stolen was not injured during the carjacking, police said.

Steplight is charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and carjacking with a firearm.

The investigation is ongoing.

This is a developing story and will be updating with more information as we receive it.

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