DeKalb County

Woman stalked, shot by ex-boyfriend at DeKalb gas station, shoots him back, mother says

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. — Police are investigating yet another shooting at a metro Atlanta gas station on Tuesday afternoon.

The shooting happened near a Chevron station on Stone Mountain Lithonia Road in Stone Mountain.

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Investigators have not released many details about the shooting, but Channel 2′s Tom Regan spoke with a woman who says her daughter was the one who was shot.

She says her daughter was inside the convenience store picking something up when her ex-boyfriend burst into the store and confronted her. Within moments, that argument turned violent when shots rang out.

“He has been stalking her and harassing her for the last couple of months,” she explained. “He saw her car, he tried to attack and rob her, shot her, and she defended herself and shot back.”


Channel 2 crews saw an SUV that appeared to have a bullet hole in it.

A worker at the Food Mart told Regan that two regular customers got into an argument inside the store that spilled out into the parking lot. They then started shooting at each other.

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Police were taking pictures of both the inside and outside of the gas station.

There have been numerous shootings at metro Atlanta gas stations this year, including one that left eight people injured at a Shell station on Northside Drive over the weekend.

Earlier this month, a beloved coach was shot to death as he filled his tires up with air at a Gwinnett County QuikTrip. Police said Brad Coleman was trying to thwart a carjacking when he was shot.

City leaders are looking into installing camera systems at gas stations to try to curb the continued violence.