The man, whose name was not released, attempted to steal a vehicle on Winn Road, near Douglasville, Sgt. Ashley Henson with the Paulding Sheriff’s Office said.
When deputies arrived at the scene, the man fired off several shots into the air, Henson said. The man then dropped the gun and ran into woods on the Paulding-Douglas county line. Deputies and officers from both counties were searching for the suspect late Friday afternoon.