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Georgia gun store owner shoots, kills armed robbery suspect

In this image made from video surveillance obtained on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017, Jimmy Groover, left, owner of Dixie Gun and Pawn in Mableton, Ga., shoot and kill a suspect during a robbery attempt on Dec. 26, 2016. The surveillance video obtained by The Associated Press shows Groover respond quickly when the two men walked into his shop. Cobb County police say that the suspect who was shot, a 30-year-old Donovan Chopin, died at the scene. (Jimmy Groover via AP)

(Associated Press)

MABLETON, Ga. – A Georgia gun store owner’s quick reflexes may have saved his life when armed robbers came calling.

Surveillance video shows Jimmy Groover, owner of Dixie Gun and Pawn, with his back to the front of the store when the suspects entered on Dec. 26. The video shows him turning quickly and shooting, and one of the glass cabinets shatter. One of the armed suspects is hit and falls to the ground. The other flight.

Cobb County police say the 30-year-old Donovan Chopin died on the spot. The investigation is ongoing and the second suspect had not been caught by Thursday.

Cobb County police Officer Alicia Chilton said Groover is not facing any charges.

The shop is located in Mableton, about 15 miles northwest of Atlanta.

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