Mableton Gun Store Owner Fatally Shot Robbery Suspect


2 men tried to outgun the owner of a gun store in Mableton, but it did not work out as planned.

It happened on Monday morning December 26th 2016 at the Dixie Gun and Pawn on Veterans Memorial Highway in Cobb County.

The store owner Jimmy Groover said that “two men wearing masks came in with guns drawn, demanding that he get on the floor, while shouting they were going to kill him.” But Groover was wearing a handgun on his hip “Police said (Groover) pulled out his gun and fired, hitting one of the gunmen.”

The suspects opened fire as well, later police arrived to find shattered glass and one of the two suspects lying on the floor. The second suspect fled the scene and escaped in a silver Dodge Charger

Police said a series of bullets were fired in both directions.

One of the store’s front windows was shattered from a gunshot.

Groover said his store has been robbed numerous times during the 30 years that his family has owned it, but this was the first time that people allegedly tried to rob it during business hours.

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  • David Huffman

    “But I dindu nuffin”

  • LLamaPie

    Nice shot. Too bad the other piece of garbage got away.

  • meye0022

    lol 1 gun + knowledge on how to use it properly always beats 2 guns + a stance learned in the movies.

  • Old_Fokker

    I will say he was lucky. I can’t say I would do it different.
    However. ” Nice Fn Shot !”. NEXT !

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  • GunFarce

    I guess this is the answer to:
    What kind of moron would try to rob a gun store during business hours?

  • David Huffman

    he says they shot at him first.. BULLSHIT. Maybe because he was drawing his gun IMMEDATELY after seeing them! Can’t blame him for drawing or shooting, but at least don’t lie about it old man.