Report: Man shot, carjacked as he checked damages to car in Atlanta

Credit: Bob Andres

Credit: Bob Andres

A 40-year-old man was shot twice and carjacked after his car was rear-ended in southwest Atlanta this month, according to information contained in a police report.

Investigators are asking for help identifying two cars that may be connected to the armed robbery and aggravated assault. The cars in question are an older model black-and-white Ford Crown Victoria and a mid- to late-90s tan or beige Toyota Avalon, which may be missing the passenger side front rim.

The victim’s car was struck from behind by the Crown Victoria at the intersection of Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard and Murphy Avenue on Feb. 2, police say. After the victim got out of his car to check the damages, a man who’d been in the Crown Victoria allegedly robbed, shot and carjacked the victim.

Police found three shell casings less than a foot away from the victim, who was laying face-down on the curb with blood coming from his lower back, the incident report says. The victim was taken to the hospital in stable condition with gunshot wounds to his abdomen and lower back.

Police say the Crown Victoria can be seen backing up from the scene in the video below.

The victim’s car was found the next day about a mile away on Pearce Avenue. Police say an unknown suspect driving the aforementioned Toyota Avalon used the victim’s credit card to get gas nearby at a BP station on Donnelly Avenue.

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Anyone with information on the case may call Crime Stoppers at 404-577-8477. All callers can remain anonymous and are eligible for a cash reward up to $2,000 if their tip leads to an arrest and indictment.

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