A man was shot in the arm Wednesday after allegedly stealing from a local liquor store. 

According to Atlanta police, the security guard at Tower Package Store off Piedmont Road fired several shots at the man as he was running away with stolen goods. The shoplifting suspect was later found at Tara Theatre with a bullet wound to his arm. He was taken to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries. 

The security guard is being charged with reckless conduct and firing a weapon in public, according to police. 

Officials said the security guard is the one that made the call to police.