Robber shot, killed by customer at DeKalb pizza place, police say

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A would-be robber was fatally shot by a customer in a pizza restaurant on Friday night, authorities said.

About 10 p.m., DeKalb County police officers responded to an armed robbery call at MOD Pizza off Blackmon Drive, which is just north of the city limits of Avondale Estates and Decatur. When police arrived, they found a man across the street who had been shot.

Investigators said the man, identified as 24-year-old Ontario Davis, was trying to rob the restaurant at gunpoint before a customer shot him inside the business. The customer will not be charged, police said.

The alleged robber was taken to a hospital, where he later died.

A restaurant manager declined to comment to the AJC about the attempted robbery and ensuing gunfire due to the ongoing police investigation.