Woman shoots would-be assailant at NW Atlanta apartments with his own gun, police say

Authorities say a man is in the hospital after he was shot by a woman while trying to attack her at a northwest Atlanta apartment complex.

Officials with the Atlanta Police Department tell FOX 5 they were called to the Rolling Bend Apartments on the 2500 block of Center Street NW after reports of a shooting.

At the scene, officials found a 27-year-old man shot in the stomach. He was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital in stable condition.

Originally, police say they were searching for a 28-year-old woman connected to the shooting. However, investigators now believe the man was the aggressor and the woman shot him in self defense.

According to police, the man had attempted to assault the woman inside a car and his victim grabbed his gun and fired a shot. The weapon was later determined to be stolen.

Police say the man, whose identity has not been released, will be charged in connection to the attack with aggravated assault, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, and possession of stolen property.

The investigation is ongoing.