The attempted robbery took place at the Subway on Acworth Oaks Drive in Cobb County. (Credit: Channel 2 Action News)

Subway employee in Cobb shoots attempted robber in chest, police say

Deandre Antonio Yates (Credit: Cobb County Sheriff's Office)

UPDATE: Yates was booked into the Cobb County Adult Detention Center March 9. He is charged with aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime. 

ORIGINAL STORY: A Subway store employee shot a man who police say tried to rob the Cobb County restaurant Monday morning.

The armed robbery call came in to Acworth police about 10:25 a.m., spokesman Capt. Mark Cheatham told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. 

Deandre Antonio Yates, 20, of Cincinnati, walked in alone to the Subway at 3305 Acworth Oaks Drive, near Baker Road, Cheatham said. 

A worker performing maintenance service for the business shot Yates in the chest, Cheatham said. Yates ran out of the restaurant and, minutes later, Kennesaw police got a call about a man having been shot, Cheatham said.

Yates was at Kennesaw Medical Center, but he did not drive himself there, Cheatham said.

He was taken to WellStar Kennestone Hospital. Police said later that he made it through surgery and will likely survive.

Cheatham said detectives are seeking other people who may have been involved. 

In other news:

Police say the victim was suffocated.

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