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1 dead, 1 in custody after DeKalb Waffle House robbery

What started as a robbery of a DeKalb County Waffle House ended in a deadly standoff Sunday morning, police said.

Two people tried to rob the restaurant near the intersection of Evans Mill and Mall roads, DeKalb County police spokeswoman Shiera Campbell said.

Police tracked the suspects to a convenience store at Snapfinger Woods Drive and Shellbark Road, where gunfire erupted, Campbell said.

At least one of the suspects and police exchanged gunfire before 27-year-old Dustin Charles Fant was discovered dead. At this time, police don’t know whether Fant died of a self-inflicted wound, Campbell said.

The GBI was on the scene.

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