Two armed men chose the wrong place to attempt a robbery Monday morning, when an employee at the Cobb County [Georgia, near Atlanta] gun shop confronted them and shot one dead at the scene, Cobb County police said.
The two men entered Dixie Gun and Pawn at 11 a.m. and attempted to rob the business.
A store employee [= owner Jimmy Groover] happened to be armed and exchanged gunfire with the men, striking one of them.
The robbery suspect died at the scene, police said.
The other suspect fled on foot. Police said Monday afternoon they have no information about him.
The worker was not injured and the case remains under investigation.
Mableton, Ga. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mableton,_Georgia) is now about 42% white, 18% latino and 39% black.
The store has been burglarized twenty times, and last year was burned down, then rebuilt.