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LA MARQUE — A 56-year-old woman fended off an armed attacker in a Walmart parking lot in La Marque, pulled a pistol and put at least one hole in the assailant’s fleeing vehicle, La Marque police said today.

The woman, whom police declined to name, struggled with a man trying to take her car shortly after 3 p.m. Wednesday, Detective Danielle Herman said in a written statement.

The woman, a concealed handgun permit holder, managed to grab a pistol from the car console and pointed it at the man, who fled to a silver or gray SUV driven by an accomplice, Herman said.

The woman fired several shots at the SUV as it sped away, at least one bullet striking the rear of the vehicle, she said.

Herman said the attacker was armed with a pistol.

Police are looking for an SUV with a bullet hole and Texas license plate number NMG 714.

Anyone with information about the vehicle should call La Marque Crime Stoppers at 409-938-8477.

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