Sailor Carjacked, Killed in Front of Dallas Home

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

DALLAS (AP) - A Naval chief petty officer home on leave from the
Middle East was shot and killed by a carjacker just three days before he was to report back for duty.

Kameron Pratt was shot by an unidentified carjacker who dragged him from his pickup truck at his parents' home in Dallas on Friday night.

The 34-year-old stumbled to his parents' porch, where his brother found him semiconscious.

Keanon Pratt dialed 911 and performed CPR.

Paramedics transported the victim to the hospital but he died shortly after arrival.

The chief petty officer had been scheduled to return to duty after minor shoulder surgery.

He was serving his fourth overseas tour in four years -- most recently serving in the Middle East aboard the USS George Washington. He left behind a nine-month-old daughter, Lailah.

Police said the carjacking appeared to be random. Police are investigating but no arrests have been made.


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