Mableton, Georgia - A gun store owner shot and killed a man attempting to rob his store, according to police. There were two other customers in the store at the time. The owner of Dixie Gun and Pawn in Cobb County was preparing to open the store when two men with ski masks and guns came in, police said. Police said the owner pulled out his gun and fired, hitting one of the gunmen. "It's just amazing to see someone try to come into a gun store to rob a gun store. I mean, that was a really un-thought-out plan," a customer said.
The second gunman took off in a silver Dodge Magnum and headed east down Veterans Memorial Parkway. Police are still searching for that man and said they believe he is armed.
"I figure it was going to happen sooner or later. So much crime around here," The owner's friend said, "It could have been him shot, you know. He was just protecting his merchandise and those around him. I hope it puts the fear in people going around trying to do this stuff, there is too much crime in this area."
"He's just trying to make a living. That's all he's doing, and these guys come in and try to rob you and take your money and your guns. You can't have a business these days without people trying to take what you've got," a friend of the owner's said. The owner told Channel 2's reporter off-camera that he felt he had no choice. Police are hoping surveillance video inside the store will help them identify the second gunman.