[URL=http://www.ajc.com/metro/content/metro/cobb/stories/2007/10/22/fatalrobbery_1022.html?cxntlid=homepage_tab_newstab said:AJC.com[/URL]]Man dies during robbery at video game store
By MIKE MORRIS
Published on: 10/22/07
The manager of a Marietta video game store died Sunday night after being tied up during a robbery, police said.
Marietta police spokesman Mark Bishop said the robbery occurred between 6:15 and 7:50 p.m. at the Game Stop, in a Wal-Mart shopping center in the 200 block of Cobb Parkway.
Officers responding to the store just before 8 p.m. found three victims duct-taped, Bishop said.
An ambulance was called for 21-year-old Matthew Cherry, the store's manager, who was unconscious and not breathing. Cherry, of Marietta, was later pronounced dead at Wellstar Kennestone Hospital. Bishop said he had not been shot and had no visible signs of injury.
Bishop said investigators believe the suspect entered the store at closing time, around 6 p.m., and waited until other customers had left before subduing the two employees with a semi-automatic pistol and duct tape.
A relative of one of the employees was waiting outside for them to get off work, but was lured into the store and also duct-taped by the suspect, Bishop said. He said the suspect left the store after being inside for about an hour and a half.
Police believe the suspect might have taken the victim's car. The car is described as a red, two-door 2004 Honda Civic LX with Georgia license plate 2010 ASW.