Investigators learned that a man had walked into the store and pulled a gun on two employees.
Photo: Channel 2 Action News
Photo: Channel 2 Action News

Customer shoots, kills armed robber inside DeKalb Family Dollar, cops say

A customer shot and killed an armed robber inside a DeKalb County dollar store Tuesday morning, police said.

DeKalb County police spokesman Sgt. J.D. Spencer said police responded to the shooting at the Family Dollar in the 7000 block of Covington Highway near Lithonia.

Investigators learned that a man had walked into the store and pulled a gun on two employees, Channel 2 Action News reported.

While an employee was handing over money, the customer shot the man, killing him.

Four or five customers were in the store at the time.

The shooter has not been identified and is not expected to be charged, the news station reported.

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Rain fell overnight and again Tuesday morning in parts of Floyd County.

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