Police were called around 3:45 p.m. Wednesday to an area near Washington Boulevard in Carroll Park, where three young men had approached a man sitting in his car. Police said the assailants tried to carjack the victim. Police said when one of the assailants pulled out what appeared to be a handgun, the 73-year-old victim, a former Baltimore police officer, pulled out a gun and shot the assailant once. The assailant, a 13-year-old boy, is in critical condition. The firearm he possessed was a replica, police said. "One of the young men opened his car door and produced what he thought was a real gun," Baltimore police spokesman Detective Donny Moses said.
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