Decatur, Georgia –
A stork clerk is lucky to be alive today, after two armed robbers entered a Decatur, GA Smoke Shop and pressed the barrel of a shotgun to the clerk’s neck. Fortunately for the clerk, he was able to redirect the shotgun, pull his own handgun and kill one of the suspects. This all occurred in broad-day-light at approximately 1pm.
Local news stations WSB-TV 2 reports that once the robber placed the shotgun barrel against the clerk’s neck, he redirected it and “pulled out his own gun”, firing several rounds, killing one of the robbers.
Police were able to apprehend the second suspect a few hours later, after his father reportedly convinced him to turn himself in to police. The second suspects identity has not yet been released as detectives would like to put him in a photo line up in relation to another on going robbery investigation.
DeKalb County police said that they are still in the early stages of their investigation, but at this point they do not anticipate any charges being filed against the Smoke Shop Employee.
This is a case of yet another American who took their personal security into their own hands and lived to tell an almost-tragic tale because of it.