Robber Points Gun At Family Dollar Cashier, Then Armed Customer Takes Him Out

A Good Samaritan with a gun intervened when an armed robber tried to rob a Family Dollar store in DeKalb County.

DeKalb County, GA – A Good Samaritan with a gun fatally shot an armed robber at a Family Dollar store on Tuesday.

Police said the customer just happened to be at the right place at the right time when a man pointed a gun at the cashiers at the Family Dollar store in the 7000-block of Covington highway, WAGA reported.

“[The Good Samaritan] appeared to be shopping when he heard the confrontation at the cash register. He intervened and stopped the robbery,” DeKalb Police Sergeant Lynn Schuler said.

Witnesses said an employee was just handing over the money at gunpoint when the customer noticed what was happening.

The Good Samaritan wasted no time in drawing his weapon and firing on the robber to protect the cashier, WAGA reported.

There were three employees and two customers inside the store when the incident occurred on Tuesday morning.

WAGA reported that there was security surveillance footage of the shooting, but it has not yet been released.

Investigators were reviewing that video and interviewing witnesses on Tuesday afternoon.

Police said the good Samaritan who shot the robber would not be charged in the shooting, WAGA reported.

No one else was injured during the incident.

Police said the clerk was still terribly shaken up but was truly appreciative of the bravery of the customer who intervened and fatally shot the robber.

"She's upset. She's dealing with corporate right now... but she's fine," an official told WSB.

Police have not yet released the name of the armed robber.

Comments (15)
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JBo
JBo

If we had more armed Samaritans like this, imagine the crime rate.

edgar44
edgar44

This is one kind of 'carrier' we need many more of. Understand this: Pointing a firearm at someone MEANS INTENT to shoot !

365
365

Another bad guy with a gun stopped by a good guy with a gun.

Stanracer
Stanracer

Another good guy with a gun needing to hire a lawyer for the impending lawsuit.

slo1942
slo1942

It's happening more and more nowadays. The GOOD GUYS have had ENOUGH !!!!!

TarnishedCopper
TarnishedCopper

He won't do that again either. Think of the money saved in lawyers, social workers, trial, sentencing and incarcerating the suspect for the next 10 years or so......

HAWAIIBLUE
HAWAIIBLUE

So does this go on the good list side of how guns kill people? Or do they not recognize this as part of their fight to ban guns. I hope the persons life that was saved has a pro gun family. If not hopefully they will be soon. Public-1 Criminals -0

Diwee
Diwee

Parents of robber will contest how good their son was. He was just getting money to give to the church!

jimmyfboyd1234
jimmyfboyd1234

This is why good guys with guns have and carry them,sad thing is now the good guy will probably need to hire an attorney to protect themselves from the “my boy didn’t do nuffin,he was going to college and was in the church choir,parents”hopefully this CCWP holder had carry insurance for just this situation.

junkmansj
junkmansj

ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST! JUSTICE SERVED!

pcarlmullan
pcarlmullan

God bless that good samaritan.

Fuckme
Fuckme

"she's dealing with corporate right now". Maybe if "corporate" would let their employees carry who want to, this shit might not happen...

militans Deo
militans Deo

Perhaps there should be laws in place to protect those who lawfully intervene in situations like this, to indemnify the citizen and their actions against the criminals.

Tex-Mex gal
Tex-Mex gal

That robber won't be doing that again! Glad no one else was hurt. Thank goodness for that good samaritan & his quick reaction.