Customer Guns Down Tire Shop Employee He Thinks Is Stealing His Car

A Georgia tire shop employee is dead after a customer fatally shot him, mistakenly believing he was stealing his car.

Quadarius McDowell, 30, took his car to a Tires Plus location in Decatur for repairs early Saturday afternoon. At some point, an employee — identified as Daniel Gordon, 24 — went to retrieve the vehicle.

McDowell, thinking his car was being stolen, fired several shots, striking Gordon, WSB reports.

DeKalb County Police responded to the scene at about 1:30 p.m., and Gordon was taken to a nearby hospital, where he died.

McDowell ran from the scene on foot, but police found him and arrested him.

He’s been charged with murder.

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