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Teen shot multiple times in confrontation with alleged car thief in Atlanta

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A teenager was shot multiple times early Monday morning when he confronted a man he believed stole his aunt’s vehicle in southwest Atlanta.

So far, police have not been able to identify or arrest the suspect.

The shooting happened around 1:15 a.m. in the area of Sylvan Road and Langston Avenue, according to Atlanta police.

When officers responded to the call of a shooting they found Mr. Chrishawn A. Grice lying face down on the porch at 1899 Brandywine St., police spokeswoman Officer Kim Jones said.

The teen told police he had been shot by a man who was part of a group of four men. He said he was familiar with the man, but did not know his name.

“Grice stated he knew the male as the person he witnessed steal his aunt’s vehicle,” Officer Jones said. “Grice stated he walked up to the male and asked the male why he stole from his family."

That is when the man pulled out a gun and started shooting at him, the teen told police.

The teen was shot in the right elbow, under the left arm pit and in the chest, Officer Jones said.

“It was difficult to get further information from Grice due to his injuries,” She said.

The crime scene was located at 1950 Sylvan Road near where the teen had met with two of his friends, police said. Officers found seven 9mm shell casings and one of Mr. Grice's shoes at the location.

The teen was transported to Grady Memorial Hospital. But his condition was not immediately known.

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