A 69-year-old soup kitchen volunteer was killed when a carjacker ran the victim over while stealing his vehicle in North Bay Shore early Friday morning, Suffolk County police said.

Dionel Ramirez left his Hyundai running with the door open while picking up food donations from the 7-Eleven on Pine Aire Drive when a carjacker entered his vehicle and tried to drive away at 5:45 a.m., police said.

Ramirez tried to stop the suspect, who ran him over with the Hyundai, police said. Ramirez, of North Amityville, was taken to Southside Hospital in Bay Shore, where he was pronounced dead.

Homicide Squad detectives are continuing the investigation and ask anyone with information on the case is asked to call them at 631-852-6392 or call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.

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