by: Amy Napier Viteri Updated:
ATLANTA - Atlanta police have increased their presence in one DeKalb County neighborhood after someone robbed and shot a man.
The victim, Terry
Winfrey, told Channel 2's Amy Napier Viteri he feels lucky to be alive. Winfrey has a bandage where the bullet went into his side.
"A guy came out from behind the tree. He
Winfrey said he tossed his wallet and cellphone to the
He said one of the men found the envelope and became angry.
"He first had the gun up in my
He believed the decision to fight back saved his life.
"I just said a quick
He took off running after they shot him. He had been on the phone with his girlfriend when the men attacked, Winfrey said. His girlfriend said she heard the exchange and called
Winfrey told investigators the men were in a
Winfrey said other neighbors have reported similar incidents with men matching the same description.
"If they're going to shoot
He believes the men live in the community and is hopeful someone knows them and will come forward.