Police: Woman shoots man in Target parking lot after he dumped water on car

Police release mugshot of woman charged in parking lot rage incident

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. — Police have arrested the woman who they say shot a man in a case of parking lot rage at a local Target store.

Police said they charged Tara Moody, 40, of Covington in the shooting. She is charged with aggravated assault.

The shooting happened at the store on Lavista Road in DeKalb County around 9:30 a.m. Tuesday.

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Investigators arrested Moody Tuesday night. They said she shot Robert Herwing in the right shoulder after he dumped liquid on her a second time.

Police said surveillance video shows Herwing and Moody were both trying to get around a Dorito delivery van.

They said some sort of driving frustration led to Herwing getting out of his car and pouring a bottle of water on Moody and her car.


"I don't think that the solution is ever, especially, using an armed weapon against someone," driver Stephanie Monzon said.

"I think people should just take a breather and think about what they're going to do before they actually do it," driver Carlos Acevedo said.

Investigators said the shooter drove away and the man clutched his chest and then stumbled into the Target store.

Herwing was taken to the hospital in critical condition, but a neighbor told Channel 2's Nicole Carr that his family said he is expected to recover.

Moody remains in the DeKalb County jail. She will appear before a judge Thursday.