Thursday, December 18, 2008

Georgia: Employee kill would-be robber in Forest Park

Forrest Park, Georiga

From the Ledger-Enquirer of December 17, 2008
Employee kill would-be robber in Forest Park

A would-be robber was killed after he was shot in a gunbattle with an employee at a cell phone store in Forest Park.

Authorities said it happened Monday night at about 8 p.m.

Police identified the deceased suspect as 18-year-old Tyrie Rolland of Decatur. Rolland was shot in the head and died at Grady Memorial Hospital.

Detectives are working to identify a second suspect who fled in a white pickup truck.

Forest Park police major Chris Matson said it appeared the worker acted in self-defense.

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