Atlanta man shoots, kills robber

Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012 9:00 AM
Last updated 6:48 PM
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ATLANTA — Police in Atlanta say a man was defending himself when he shot and killed a suspected robber on Christmas Eve.

Atlanta police spokeswoman Kim Jones says the attempted robbery happened Monday night on Jackson Street in southeast Atlanta.

Jones said investigators found that two men tried to rob a person, and the intended victim pulled his own gun to defend himself and shot one of the suspects.

Police tell The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that the suspect who survived, a 21-year-old man, was taken into custody and is facing charges including armed robbery. Police said the dead man’s name was not being released until relatives could be notified.

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rmwhitley
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rmwhitley 12/26/12 - 09:13 am
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Merry Christmas.
Unpublished

One punk down, twenty five million to go.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 12/26/12 - 09:17 am
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Protect yourself

The police can't be everywhere...

OpenCurtain
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OpenCurtain 12/26/12 - 09:27 am
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Wonder why this won't get national headlines?

Because it does not fit in with the stream roller Gun Banning agenda we are seeing.

OpenCurtain
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OpenCurtain 12/26/12 - 10:03 am
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While on the subject of guns

Last night I saw multiple National News channels misstating the that be BUSH MASTER AR-15 was used in other Mass Murders, and displayed INCORRECTLY that the same weapon was used in Columbine & Va. Tech.

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YES even FOX NEWS got it Wrong
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What was used:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Columbine_High_School_massacre
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virginia_Tech_massacre
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sandy_Hook_Elementary_School_shooting (updated to reflect Federal .223 press release

INFO FROM Wiki

COLUMBINE
In the months prior to the attacks, Harris and Klebold acquired two 9 mm firearms and two 12-gauge shotguns. Their friend Robyn Anderson bought a rifle and the two shotguns at the Tanner Gun Show in December 1998.[17] Through Robert Duran, another friend, Harris and Klebold later bought a handgun from Mark Manes for $500. NO ASSAULT WEAPONS

VA. TECH
Law enforcement officials found Walther P22 pistol and a second pistol, a Glock 19.Cho used a 15-round magazine in the Glock and a 10-round magazine in the Walther. NO ASSAULT WEAPONS

NOTE: FACTS IN CONJECTURE FOR Sandy Hooks
The Local and State Patrol Spokespersons clearly indicated late that night in a Televised News conference that after sweeping the scene and area that the Shooter used Pistols and they found a 223 in a car out in the parking lot (UNUSED). Some sudden changes to the Official Local Police report were made to match the next day Federal press release. FACTS IN CONFLICT

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2 for sure NEVER used an assault weapon?
Where 1 MAY OR MAY NOT have depending on who you believe?
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SO WHAT IS THE COMMONALITY

ALL Shooters were Seriously Mentally Ill and Violent. They should have been committed to a Secured mental institutions long prior to this these murders.

So why aren't we addressing Mental Health and commitment of Violent personalities that pose a clear threat to society and themselves?

soapy_725
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soapy_725 12/26/12 - 10:15 am
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"Someone takes over the release of information....
Unpublished

very quickly in all of theses circumstances". The truth facts are spun to instill the correct message to the public at a large. Misinformation is quickly leaked to eager to be first reporters. The following days we are told by "state media" that facts are always confused in the beginning. No, more often that not, the truth is what we hear initially before the "spin begins. "The shooter is dead of his own hand and the two handguns he used are by his remains". We watched this for hours on multiple channels. Chaos is created around these horrific scenes by design. There we enough different police and military organization present to have fought a war. Who knew who? Who knew who was going in and out of that school? John Q public sure does not know what happened in CT and never will.

We do know that semi automatic rifles are the reason for death in America. Why? Because we are told this fact.

Sweet son
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Sweet son 12/26/12 - 11:44 am
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SCORE:

Good guy - 1 Bad guys - 0

Conservative Man
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Conservative Man 12/26/12 - 12:21 pm
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Great!!

...Love it....one less predator breathing....

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 12/26/12 - 04:26 pm
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Too bad he didn't get both of

Too bad he didn't get both of them. Lord forgive me for being that hard hearted, but I am so sick and tired of the violent criminal element in this country I could scream. I wish someone could magically make them all go up in a puff of vapor.

Jane18
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Jane18 12/26/12 - 06:09 pm
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By The Way.....

Guess what, anotherday? one day, if that criminal element doesn't change, when given the opportunity, they will go up in a "puff of smoke".

Riverman1
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Riverman1 12/26/12 - 07:43 pm
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Charles Bronson....Death Wish

Charles Bronson....Death Wish

oldredneckman96
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oldredneckman96 12/26/12 - 10:59 pm
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Man shoots criminals
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Great gun control, one criminal dead one in jail.

griff6035
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griff6035 12/27/12 - 08:17 am
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Wonder Who

Wonder who that one person is that votes down on almost every post no matter what the subject?

JRC2024
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JRC2024 12/27/12 - 08:38 am
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Good for the robber-He is now

Good for the robber-He is now gone and the people of Atlanta will have one less to worry about.

OpenCurtain
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OpenCurtain 12/27/12 - 01:50 pm
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griff6035 - a few of have been also.

I started checking to see who was logged in, or not logged in
and managed to narrowed it down to a small handful of individuals.

Searching by user name then pulling up the user profile
will display "Online now" if they are.

Examples: 12-27-12 @ 1:49pm
CobaltGeorge is online
Rebellious is not
Henrywalker3rd is not
SBI4 is not
Techfan is not

My initial problem was, any one could legitimately be voting me down. So I asked the same question as you and got voted down.

Now my number is smaller.

Still asking and still checking.

But don't expect a public announcement, that's not within the proper nature of the comments section.

TK3
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TK3 12/28/12 - 06:41 pm
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When seconds count, police are only minutes away!

Big Brother "CRIES" for more civilian disarmament gun laws yet again while ignoring the very best defense against such school *massacres which is allowing willing (trained) teachers to carry in school. Killers and madmen will NOT obey any new gun ban laws much less all the old ones.

*"A massacre is an incident where some group is killed by another, and the perpetrating party are perceived to be in total control of force while the "victimized party" is perceived to be "helpless" without regard to any readily available legitimate defense.."

Note: Teachers having children gather in a knot in tight office spaces or class corners is NOT a real good reaction as that would in-effect offer them up as easy targets and increase body counts, and would be like shooting fish in a barrel to a killer. If no escape to exterior possible, better that each cover under their desk.

Schools should be designed single story with low threshold, easy open (from inside) windows and or every classroom should have solid exterior emergency door (opening from inside "only" and with alarm) and "solid" hall entrance door with interior "heavy" slide bolt. Parents should demand such safeguards for their children or else homeschooling.

Remember when seconds count, police are only minutes away!

PS: I don't think I posted this before but if did, let me know.

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