A Christmas Eve robbery turned deadly in southeast Atlanta when the would-be victim shot and killed one of the alleged robbers, police said.
Police were alerted to the shooting about 10:30 p.m. Monday when a deceased male was dropped off by a private citizen at Grady Memorial Hospital, Atlanta police spokeswoman Kim Jones said.
“At the same time, Zone 6 officers responded to an attempted robbery at 20 Jackson St.,” Jones said in an e-mail.
“The investigation revealed that the deceased male and another male attempted to rob a subject,” Jones said. “The intended victim pulled his own weapon to defend himself and shot one of the would-be robbers.”
Jones said Roderick Banks, the 21-year-old man who transported the shooting victim to the hospital, was arrested and charged with armed robbery and felony murder.
The dead man’s name was being withheld until relatives could be notified.
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