Two armed criminals walked into a gun store in Mableton, Georgia, on Monday Dec. 26 with the intention of robbing it. They would fail in their attempt — and only one would leave the store alive.
Jimmy Groover, the owner of Dixie Gun and Pawn, said he had not choice but to return fire at the would-be robbers who were making their move during daytime hours.
“Get down on the floor, get down on the floor or I’ll kill you,” said the 64-year-old, recalling the incident in an interview with 11Alive. “Then they shot at me.”
Groover grabbed his own firearm and immediately shot back, hitting one of the suspects and killing him. The other suspect fled the scene and is still on the loose.