Tow truck driver shot while repossessing car, police say

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According to police, two people were shot near at the Shell gas station in the 4000 block of Rockbridge Road.

A tow truck driver was shot Tuesday morning while repossessing a vehicle in DeKalb County, Channel 2 Action News reported.

Another repo worker told the news station they were loading a vehicle onto the tow truck on Rockbridge Road when someone started shooting at them. They hopped back into the truck and drove to a Shell gas station at the corner of Rockbridge and Rowland roads, where he discovered the driver was hit in the back of the neck. The driver’s injuries are not life-threatening, DeKalb police told Channel 2.

At some point, the alleged gunman shot himself in the foot, according to authorities.  Police said the repossessed vehicle was his. It is not clear if the man is in custody.

 

According to police, the shooting occurred on the other repo worker’s first day on the job. He was not injured.

Investigators were on the scene looking for shell casings.

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A tow truck driver was shot in the neck as he repossessed a vehicle Tuesday morning in DeKalb County. JOHN SPINK / JSPINK@AJC.COM

A tow truck driver was shot in the neck as he repossessed a vehicle Tuesday morning in DeKalb County. JOHN SPINK / JSPINK@AJC.COM
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A tow truck driver was shot in the neck as he repossessed a vehicle Tuesday morning in DeKalb County. JOHN SPINK / JSPINK@AJC.COM

There are bullet holes in the back windshields of the tow truck and a vehicle parked outside a Rockbridge Road home, according to Channel 2.

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There is a bullet hole in the back windshield of the tow truck. JOHN SPINK / JSPINK@AJC.COM

There is a bullet hole in the back windshield of the tow truck. JOHN SPINK / JSPINK@AJC.COM
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There is a bullet hole in the back windshield of the tow truck. JOHN SPINK / JSPINK@AJC.COM

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