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Suspect sought in January shooting that left man paralyzed in NW Atlanta

Atlanta police are looking for this man in connection with the Jan. 31 shooting at a northwest Atlanta Chevron gas station.
Atlanta police are looking for this man in connection with the Jan. 31 shooting at a northwest Atlanta Chevron gas station.

Credit: Atlanta Police Department

Credit: Atlanta Police Department

Police on Wednesday released a photo of a suspect in a shooting at a northwest Atlanta gas station nearly six months ago that left a man paralyzed.

Officers responded to the shooting at a Chevron in the 2000 block of Bolton Road around 10:30 p.m. Jan. 31 and found a man with a gunshot wound to his neck and more than $10,000 in his wallet, according to an incident report obtained by AJC.com.

The victim, Samuel Chaney of Atlanta, could not speak or move, police said. He was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital, where he immediately went into surgery. He is now paralyzed, police spokesman Officer Anthony Grant said.

According to the incident report, Chaney was seen in security footage pumping gas when the suspect’s vehicle stopped near him. Police said he exchanged words with someone in the vehicle, then a handgun appeared out of a rear window on the driver’s side. One round was fired, and Chaney immediately dropped to the ground. The vehicle sped away south on James Jackson Parkway.

Investigators later learned the vehicle was a stolen Nissan Versa that had been used in a series of car break-ins earlier that night.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to come forward. Tipsters can remain anonymous, and be eligible for rewards of up to $2,000, by contacting Crime Stoppers Atlanta at 404-577-8477, texting information to 274637 or visiting the Crime Stoppers website.

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