Man shoots at alleged thief who stole car at gas station, police say

The shooting happened near Stone Mountain on Thursday evening.

The shooting happened near Stone Mountain on Thursday evening.

Shots rang out near Stone Mountain Thursday evening after a man saw his car being stolen at a gas station, police said.

The owner of the 2015 Dodge Challenger left the car running while he went inside the Chevron on N. Hairston Road, DeKalb police spokesman Sgt. J.D. Spencer said.

A person then got into the car and began driving away at about 7 p.m. When the owner came out and spotted his car being stolen, he began shooting at the vehicle.

The driver got away, and police are investigating.

The Dodge Challenger is white with a red racing stripe, Spencer said.

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