Witness shoots man attempting to steal car from gas station, police say

ATLANTA — A witness to an attempted carjacking ended up shooting the man police say was trying to steal the car.

The shooting happened about 1:45 p.m. at a Shell gas station along Powers Ferry Road at the intersection of Roswell Road in Buckhead.

Police said an SUV with men inside pulled up next to a Mercedes-Benz at the gas station as the owner of the car was filling up.

That’s when police said one of the men from the SUV got out and tried to steal the car.


A nearby witness saw what was going on and shot the man trying to steal the car, police say

The SUV then took off from the gas station.

The witness stayed at the scene and spoke with police. Investigators said the witness will not be charged.

The man shot was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital with a gunshot wound to the head. He is reported to be in critical condition.