Atlanta, Georgia — In the early hours of Wednesday morning a man was caught stealing car parts behind Maya’s African Hair Braiding on Campbellton Road.
The AJC reports that the business owner confronted a man and a woman after hearing the loud smash of shattered car window.
A struggle between the owner and male thug ensued, resulting in the thug being shot.
SW Atlanta business owner shoots man caught stealing car parts, police say https://t.co/ED8YPyTHau
— AJC (@ajc) October 30, 2019
The two thieves, one now seriously injured, fled the scene only to be apprehended by police soon after.
The business owner came out unscathed and no charges have been pursued against him.
The thug was taken to the hospital and is in stable condition as he waits to see justice in court.
If the business owner did not have a gun, the two thugs could have easily overpowered him and inflicted real harm.
The thugs put this gun owner’s life in danger, and he acted responsibly in the face of a threat.