Robber Shot Dead by Employee

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  1. Bulldawg182

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    Man shot dead attempting to rob nonprofit

    By TIM EBERLY
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
    Published on: 10/23/07

    An employee of a Stone Mountain nonprofit association that helps war-torn refugees shot and killed a robber who forced his way into the office Tuesday evening around closing time, authorities said.

    The robber collapsed and died near a rear door of the World Relief, an immigrant resettlement agency at 655 Village Square Drive, according to DeKalb County police spokesman Marcus Hodge.
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    Hodge said around 6:30 p.m. the two robbers entered through the rear door as two male employees, described as older men, were preparing to leave and lock the front door.

    Both robbers were armed with handguns, and one of them acted as a lookout, Hodge said.

    The other demanded the victims' wallets, then put his gun to one employee's head and ordered him to open a safe, Hodge said.

    When the robber turned his back, the other employee grabbed a gun from his desk and fired several shots at the robber, Hodge said.

    Hodge said he did not know how many times the robber was struck, or where he was wounded.

    Both robbers ran, though the wounded robber did not make it far. Police were still searching for the second robber late Tuesday.

    The name of the employee who shot the robber was not immediately released Tuesday. He had not been charged late Tuesday, Hodge said, because the shooting appears to have been in self-defense.

    World Relief, which is the humanitarian arm of the National Association of Evangelicals in the U.S., has resettled more than 200,000 refugees for nearly 30 years and helped thousands of immigrant families across the country, according to its Web site.

    The ministry was established in 1944 to send clothing and food to victims of World War II. Its name was changed from War Relief to World Relief in 1950 as the group's focus evolved, according to the Web site.
     
  2. Malum Prohibitum

    Malum Prohibitum Moderator Staff Member

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    So, who would surely not be carrying a gun? I know, I know! Let's rob the World Relief! It is a humanitarian arm of the association of evangelicals . . . they won't have a gun! :D
     

  3. Bulldawg182

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    In a world where 7 year old kids are knifed while buying milk at the quick stop gas station and crack heads overwhelm the masses with their incredible disregard for the law and human life, I simply can't think of a place that's safe.....at home, work or pleasure.

    Unless of course, you're attending a GCO/GPDO group outing!!!
     
  4. Adam5

    Adam5 Atlanta Overwatch

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    The way it should be. 8)
     
  5. zookeper

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    +1
     
  6. SigP229

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    Way 8)
     
  7. triggerman357

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    I love reading stories about my fellow Dekalb neighbors turning the table on scumbag f :censored: ers.
    Proof that armed employees can make the work place safer.
     
  8. Sharky

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    +1!!!!!! Now if more people would realize!!!!
     
  9. ptsmith24

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    What else could it "appear" to be?
     
  10. Malum Prohibitum

    Malum Prohibitum Moderator Staff Member

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    Aggressive charitable solicitations?
     
  11. SigP229

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    :rotfl: