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.