A Cobb County, Georgia gun store owner quickly served up some justice to one of the armed robbers that barged into his business on Monday morning.
The owner, 64-year-old Jimmy Groover, and another employee were working behind the display cases when two masked men rushed in holding them up at gunpoint.
Grover told news reporters that the men yelled, “'Get down on the floor, get down on the floor or I’ll kill you.' Then they shot at me.”
In the video (below) you can see the armed robber with a pistol in his left hand. Just as he begins pulling a second pistol in his right, Grover beats him to the punch, pulling his pistol from his hip holster and shooting the criminal instantly, killing him.
“I had no other choice. I had no other choice. I hate that it happened,” he told 11Alive. “I've been doing this 30 years. Nothing like this has ever happened. I never wanted this to happen but I want to go home at night, too.”
The second suspect ran off on foot before the owner could put a bullet in him as well. He has yet to be apprehended, but detectives are hoping surveillance video from inside the store will help identify the escaped gunman.
The police said it is unlikely Grover will be charged because he acted in self-defense.
Security footage of the incident below. (Warning: graphic content)
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