Atlanta police are investigating after a business owner allegedly caught a man stealing from a car behind a Campbellton Road hair salon and shot him during a confrontation.

SW Atlanta business owner shoots man caught stealing from car, police say

A business owner shot a man Wednesday morning after he caught him stealing from a car parked behind a southwest Atlanta hair salon, police said.

The owner confronted the man behind Maya African Braiding in the 2200 block of Campbellton Road. He told Atlanta police he awoke to commotion in the parking lot about 2:40 a.m. and went to investigate.

It is unclear if the victim was sleeping at the business or somewhere else. 

“He then observed a male suspect breaking into his vehicle and removing tools, while a female suspect waited in the driver seat of a white Chevrolet Camaro,” police spokesman Investigator James White said. “When the victim confronted the suspects, the male attempted to strike him with a crowbar.”

A white Chevrolet Camaro was towed from the scene of a shooting Wednesday morning in the 2200 block of Campbellton Road.

The victim struck the man with his gun and a shot went off, hitting the alleged thief in the neck.

Both the man and the woman took off, White said. The man was found with a gunshot wound about a block away, and the woman was later apprehended.

The suspects were identified as 29-year-old Corbett Anthony and 33-year-old Latrice Wheeling. Both are facing felony charges of entering auto and criminal damage to property in the second degree, according to police. 

Latrice Wheeling
Photo: Fulton County Sheriff's Office

Wheeling is being held in the Fulton County Jail and is scheduled for a first appearance hearing Thursday morning. Anthony is still undergoing treatment.

The incident remains under investigation. Police have not filed any charges against the business owner. 

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