Suspect dead after attempted robbery, shooting at Midtown gas station

One person was shot and killed after trying to rob a man who was sitting in a car at a busy Midtown gas station, police said. 

The shooting happened about 3 a.m. Sunday at the Chevron gas station on Spring Street and 10th Street, police told AJC.com. 

A black Audi SUV pulled into the gas station, and two people got out and tried to rob the man sitting in a car at a gas pump, Atlanta police spokesman Sgt. John Chafee said. 

According to Channel 2 Action News, the man and two other people were in a black Mercedes-Benz. 

At some point, a person in the Mercedes pulled out a gun and shot one of the attempted robbers. 

Police said a man shot the person who was trying to rob him.
Photo: Channel 2 Action News

An off-duty officer heard the gunshots and ran to the gas station, Chafee said. The officer saw “several individuals” trying to pick up the man and load him into the SUV. 

“The subjects let go of the male and quickly left the location,” he said. The officer called an ambulance and the attempted robber was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

He was identified by the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office as 21-year-old Dimanta Hunter.

Police are still trying to find the other people in the SUV. 

The robbery victims remained on scene and spoke with investigators, police said. As of Monday morning, no charges had been filed and an investigation is ongoing.

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