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Video shows shooting, attempted robbery at DeKalb County gas station

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. — Police are looking for the gunman who chased a man while shooting at him during an attempted robbery.

Investigators said the man was attempting to rob a customer Friday at the BP station off Flat Shoals Road when he came out the convenience store shooting.

Surveillance video captured the dramatic scene, with the suspect firing at least three times.


“He started firing out of the blue and he was brazen and bold type of person you need off the street," said DeKalb County Police Lt. Lonzy Robertson.

The victim was able to slide out his passenger side door, but the gunman was relentless.

"He chased him and was firing at victim, he hit him twice in the hand and foot,” Lonzy said. “He was very lucky to get away a very dangerous situation."

Surveillance video shows shooting at BP on Flat Shoals Parkway in DeKalb County.

Detectives think it's a crime of opportunity and that the two did not know each other. They think the suspect noticed the victim as he was leaving the restroom.

“At some point, the suspect saw victim had a large amount of money on him,” Lonzy said.

After the victim got away, police said the gunman turned around and attempted another crime.

“He asks a witness for car keys but the witness refused,” Lonzy said.

Channel 2's Liz Artz went to the gas station where she showed the video to a customer.

“The world is turned upside down you know that,” the customer, named Joe, said.

If you recognize the man, call Crime Stoppers at 404-577-8477.