Smyrna Georgia Carjacking, carjacker, carjacking
(Photo by WSB-TV)

A good guy with a gun thwarted a carjacking on Friday, shooting the suspect and saving the victim in the process.

According to the Daily Caller, the incident took place at Fast Track Car Wash in Smyrna, Georgia near Atlanta. Surveillance camera footage shows a woman vacuuming her car — a white Honda — when a red minivan with four people in it pulls up alongside the vehicle. The suspect exits the minivan and jumps into the woman’s car, getting behind the wheel and putting it in reverse.

The victim jumped onto the hood of the car in a desperate attempt to stop the carjacking, but she soon found herself hanging on for dear life as the car sped up through the car wash.

Fortunately, an off-duty Smyrna city worker with a concealed carry license happened to be at the car wash that afternoon. When he saw what was happening, he grabbed his gun, chased after the vehicle and fired one shot through the window, hitting the suspect in the shoulder and putting a stop to the carjacking.

As WSB-TV reports, the victim was uninjured. The suspect was transported to Kennestone Hospital for treatment. He is expected to be charged with aggravated assault and theft by taking a motor vehicle. Police are still looking for the other suspects in the red minivan.

“She would have died. He came by with the car. He picked up speed. She was on the hood and I saw her starting t0 get off the hood. He picked up speed. He was going to go across there, and if that guy didn’t shoot she probably would end up losing her life,” a witness told WSB-TV.

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