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JUST IN: Man sought in robbery, shooting outside East Atlanta restaurant

Police are asking for the public’s help to identify a man they say is connected to a robbery and shooting last week outside an East Atlanta Village restaurant.

A man was shot in the leg about 12:30 a.m. Tuesday near the Flatiron Bar and Restaurant, on the corner of Flat Shoals Avenue and Glenwood Avenue. According to Atlanta police, he was coming to the aid of his friend, who yelled for help when several men robbed her at gunpoint as she was getting into her car.

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She had just said goodbye to her friends, the shooting victim and his girlfriend, who continued to their own car not far away. 

The man, who asked to remain anonymous, ran over when he heard her scream, according to a police report obtained by AJC.com. He reached for his own gun to protect her “but was shot in the right leg before he was able to get a shot off.” 

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The men got away with the woman’s purse and cellphone.

On Monday, police released a sketch of one of the men involved in the incident. They have also released photos of the getaway car, a black sedan that investigators think could be a Honda. 

Atlanta police on Monday released photos of a getaway car used in a robbery and shooting outside an East Atlanta Village restaurant. (Credit: Atlanta Police Department)

Anyone who may recognize the man in the sketch or who has information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers Atlanta. 

Tipsters can remain anonymous, and be eligible for rewards of up to $2,000, by calling 404-577-8477, texting information to 274637 or visiting the Crime Stoppers website.

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