Shooting, Attempted Theft in Paulding County, Suspects on the Run

On Wednesday, a fourth shooting has occurred in Dallas in the past month, Georgia in Paulding County, Ga. that involved individuals attempting to steal a homeowner’s vehicle and was met by the homeowner who returned fire after the suspects shot at him.

The incident occurred at approximately 5:15 am at Oakdale Path and Old Villa Rica Rd.

Fox5Atlanta reported:

A Paulding County, Georgia resident says he could have been killed during a shoot out with would-be-robbers this morning.

The violence erupted on Old Villa Rica Road at about 5:30am Wednesday morning when the 26-year-old victim’s father heard someone starting his son’s Chevy Blazer in the driveway.

The victim grabbed his pistol and ran outside to find two guys at the top of the driveway trying to pull off. The victim says the driver opened fire on him.

“I come running up to the truck and they started shooting through the windshield at me.  I see the flash and hit the floor. The driver got out and stayed there for a minute, still firing at me, at that time, I returned fire.

The white 1982 Chevy Blazer is riddled with bullets. You can even see where they busted the steering column to steal the truck.

Despite all the bullets that were fired, amazingly no one was hurt.

“I could have been dead right now, but I am standing here talking to you, the victim told Fox5’s Aungelique Proctor.

Deputies say the culprits jumped into an awaiting vehicle and fled the scene. They don’t have much of a description on either man.

Meanwhile the victim, who didn’t want to reveal his identity, says he had no choice.

“What was the other option? There was no other option. If I was to… one out, they were willing to shoot at me no matter what.

“That’s the problem. We don’t know a whole lot. So, we want to reach out to the community. Did you see or hear anything this morning?” Paulding County Sgt. Ashley Henson stated.

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Paulding County and Dallas, Ga has had recent shootings and murders in the past month, unusual for the county and the city.

On August 29, a 20-year-old man was shot multiple times and killed near the tennis courts of his Paulding County neighborhood.

On August 22, before sunrise, at around 5:50 a.m., Paulding County deputies responded to a 911 call in the 4400 block of Hiram Sudie Road where they found 45-year-old Beth Harris dead in a pool of blood.

Then on August 19, a former Paulding County High School athlete was shot and killed in a subdivision after a fight, Dallas police said.

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