GA Scores Again!
Police say liquor store clerk shot armed robber (GA)
Macon Telegraph ^ | Apr. 08, 2005 | Liz Fabian
When two men with shotguns held up the Big Daddy's Liquor store Thursday night on Napier Avenue, the clerk pulled a gun and fired as they ran away on foot with the money, police said.
About 10 minutes after the 7 p.m. robbery, police received a call about a person with a gunshot wound on Thomas Place, a few blocks from the store, according to a Macon Police Department news release.
Jarvis Williams, 20, received a gunshot wound to the torso and was lying in the front yard at 1057 Thomas Place, the release stated.
Williams was in critical condition Thursday night at The Medical Center of Central Georgia, the release stated.
While emergency crews responded to the shooting, Macon police detective Jim MacDonald was at the store learning more about what happened during the robbery.
The clerk leaned out the drive-through window, fired a few shots and hit one of the suspects, MacDonald said.
"He was in fear and that was the reason he fired," MacDonald said.
Police did not immediately release the name of the clerk.
As the gunmen fled on Wilmar Drive, one of them, believed to have been Williams, fell into the street. He left behind money and a shotgun, Macon police spokeswoman Melanie Hofmann said.
The gunmen were wearing different colored bandannas on their heads and across their faces, which is similar to the description of two men who held up a Texaco Food Mart at 4381 Mercer University Drive on Wednesday, MacDonald said.
Investigators are trying to determine whether the two armed robberies are related.
Perry McCook, owner of Big Daddy's, said nothing like the armed robbery has happened there in the three years he's owned the business.
"This is a nice neighborhood liquor store," McCook said. "It's just one of those things that happen."
McCook left the store to watch his daughter at karate about 20 minutes before the robbery, he said.
As news of the shooting spread through the neighborhood, several regular customers called to check on the staff, he said.
Not too sure on this one. The BG was running away and the clerk leaned out the window and shot several times? Was the clerk in fear of his/her life at that time?
The BG could have said If you call the cops I will come back and kill you. That would be a fear for your life.
Pretty brazen to carry shotguns for a holdup, it shows a serious side to kill also. These people will never be reabilitated, they are killers and think of themselves as all power in control over a life. The person defending did all a favor.
I hate to say this, in Michigan, the clerk might be in deep do-do if he did that. Here you have to be in immediate danger for your life. If the BGs are running away, legally we can't shoot. Which sort of sucks if you ask me.
Texas allows you to shoot even if he is running away.