Armed Teen Shot And Killed By His Armed Target During Attempted Robbery
DEKALB COUNTY, GEORGIA — A teen lost his life and one of his buddies is on the run after they picked the wrong person to try and rob at gunpoint. While a 44-year-old man was walking is dog, the duo pulled up and got out of the vehicle to rob the man at gunpoint.
The 44-year-old man told investigators an SUV pulled next to him in the 5800 block of Cedar Croft Lane in Lithonia and two people got out of the vehicle.
“The suspects attempted to rob the victim with a handgun,” DeKalb police spokeswoman Shiera Campbell said Thursday. “The victim pulled his handgun and shot one of the suspects.”
The man called 911.
Officers responded about 10:30 p.m. and found the teen in the road suffering from a gunshot wound. He was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital, where he later died from his injuries.
Police tried searching for the second suspect, but were unable to locate him.
A quick dog walk can turn bad, and it’s why we consistently promote carrying your firearm all the time. Some will use the excuse of ‘I’ll just be out for a few minutes’, but we all know how quickly things can happen in just a few seconds. When the bad guy finds you, it’s best to be prepared.
While this incident is still under investigation, charges are not likely for the concealed carrier, with police Lt. Rob Bryant saying “the evidence is leaning toward no charges at this time.”