69-year-old carjacked, beaten on the way to Bible study

Odell Wright, 69, said he was on his way to Bible study when he stopped to get gas at a Valero in the 1600 block of Shelby Drive. 

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“By the time I got through pumping my gas, as soon as I put the top on, they were on me,” Wright said. 

Police said the attack happened just before 6 p.m. Wednesday. Wright’s 2010 Dodge Avenger was also taken. 

“Didn’t seem like it was real. Didn’t seem like it was happening to me,” he explained. 

Wright said one of the suspects put a gun to his stomach before he wrestled it away. Shortly after, he was attacked.

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