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Man who shot attempted carjacker won't be charged
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Man who shot attempted carjacker won't be charged

SMYRNA, Ga. – The man who shot an attempted carjacker at a Smyrna car wash said he warned the suspect several times before firing his gun.

On April 3, police say a 15-year-old boy approached a woman washing her car at the Fast Track Car Wash at the corner of South Cobb Drive and Highlands Parkway. The boy then jumped in the woman's car, locked the doors and tried to drive off.

The woman jumped on the hood of the vehicle in an attempt to stop the suspect.

Seeing what happened, a Smyrna city employee pulled out his gun and shot the suspect in the shoulder.

The Good Samaritan told 11Alive's Valerie Hoff by phone on Monday that he repeatedly yelled for the carjacker to stop and he fired his gun because he thought the woman's life was in danger.

The man was back at work in the city of Smyrna's IT department on Monday, and is not facing any charges.

The 28-year-old victim told 11Alive that she's physically fine but shaken up after the incident.

Police have charged the juvenile with auto theft and aggravated assault. They're now seeking several other occupants of the burgundy colored minivan that dropped him off at the car wash.

Police think that minivan may have been stolen. According to a police report, that juvenile referred to the occupants as his "crew," and said they'd left him.

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