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.