DeKalb County

Woman kidnapped at gunpoint, forced to drive to several ATMs before being shot

DECATUR, Ga. — Decatur police are searching for a man they say kidnapped a woman, stole money from her and then shot her Thursday morning.

Police say an armed man approached a woman in the 200 block of North Arcadia Avenue around 7:30 a.m. and forced her into a car at gunpoint.

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The suspect then forced the woman to drive to several ATMs and withdraw funds from her account.

The last ATM he had her drive to was in the 3400 block of Memorial Drive. Once there, he shot her in the leg and ran from the scene. The woman was able to drive herself to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

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Police say the woman described the man as being 6′1″ and wearing all black clothes with a mask and a backpack.

There is no word yet on any possible suspects.