Dekalb County, Georgia — A thug attempting to rob Big John’s Liquor Store in Dekalb County, Georgia was pronounced dead at Grady Memorial Hospital yesterday.
Moments after the robbery attempt. the thug was shot by an off-duty officer.
After being shot, the thug collapsed outside the store and later died at Grady.
Here’s a video news report of what happened from CBS 46 Atlanta:
Elias Gebi is thankful he hired an off-duty police officer to protect his business on the busiest day of the year.
“It was New Year’s Eve so there were a lot of people. A lot of people,” he said.
Business was booming at Big John’s Package store in DeKalb County Monday night until just after 11 o’clock when a man walked in with a gun.
“He came with a gun and tried to rob my nephew and he put a gun on him. I don’t think he saw the police officer,” said Elias.
An initial investigation shows the armed robber fired a shot first and told employees and customers in the store to get on the floor. Gebi’s nephew was working behind the counter.
“When he called me, he was terrified.”
A Pine Lake Police Officer was working security inside the store and immediately fired at the armed robber. The suspect ran out of the store and then collapsed in front of the business. He was pronounced dead at the hospital.
“We’ve had the store for almost 10 years and we’ve never had an incident like this before. The customers like us and there are very nice people around here you know.”