• Man robbed, shot then carjacked while meeting for online date, police say

    By: Audrey Washington


    ATLANTA - Atlanta police are searching for whoever set a man up on a date that ended with gunshots and his car stolen.  

    Channel 2’s Audrey Washington was the first reporter at the scene on Channel 2 Action News This Morning. 

    Atlanta police said the man met a woman online and arranged to meet at a home on Blair Villa Circle in southeast Atlanta.

    The man ended up on another woman's front porch, bleeding from two gunshot wounds.

    “He was banging in the door -- bang, bang, bang -- and ringing the doorbell," the woman told Washington.

    She didn’t want her face shown because of the circumstances, but she immediately called 911.


    Police on the scene told Washington just as they responded to the man shot call, they got another call about a car found crashed into a pole nearby on Cologne Drive.

    “They heard somebody say, 'Come on!' or something because they were looking for something in the car," said neighbor, Johnnie Kate Ringer.

    Police said the people who shot the man also robbed him and stole his car, then crashed it.

    Ringer lives across the street and told Washington she did not get a good look at the people inside the car but saw where they took off running.

    Atlanta police are searching for the suspects.

    Washington learned the victim is expected to make a full recovery.

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