Grandmother shot while walking home from work

The family of a 51-year-old woman shot as she walked home from work is hoping a surveillance camera will help police find those responsible.

"We really do want justice," Ashelie Talley told the AJC Wednesday night.

Talley's mother, Juanita Talley, was walking to her southwest Atlanta apartment Tuesday night after getting off the bus when she was approached by a car with four men inside, Ashelie Talley said.

The men demanded Juanita Talley get in the car, but she refused and started running, her daughter said. That's when the grandmother of six was shot in the back, near the front gate of the Heritage Green Apartments off of Springdale Road.

Juanita Talley fell to the ground and was able to make it to her apartment, where a neighbor called 911, her daughter said.

"She crawled on her knees," Ashelie Taley said. "She's a soldier."

Juanita Talley was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital, where she underwent surgery to remove her appendix, Ashelie Taley said. Juanita Talley also suffered a broken back and damage to her colon when the bullet entered her back, her daughter told the AJC.

Although the video surveillance camera at the complex was not working, Ashelie Talley said the family is hopeful a camera at a nearby nursing home will offer some clues to help police find the men. Her mother has been unable to provide many details to police, she said.

Atlanta police plan to increase patrol in the area around the complex due to other recent crimes, Channel 2 Action News reported.