Gunfight At The Family Store

Gunfight At The Family Store

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    Gunfight At The Family Store

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    By 7:30 Monday evening it was business as usual at the Family Store in northwestern Atlanta. The store smelled freshly clean. The owners had removed the blood from the floor.

    Two hours earlier, according to witnesses, two men had come into the convenience store at 2535 Center St. and started beating a customer. The customer then produced a gun, said Manuel Fernandez, who was working the counter. Seconds later, a 26-year-old man lay dead on the floor.
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    "It was two on one," the 20-year-old Fernandez said. "One was holding him, and the other was beating him in the face. That's when he got his arm free and pulled out the gun and shot."

    "I think it was over money."

    Outside, 14-year-old Vincent Cameron, who had been playing basketball at the store hoop, was apparently struck by a ricochet bullet. Relieved relatives said Vincent, who was being treated at a hospital, was going to be OK.

    "He got shot and somehow he pulled the bullet out himself," said his cousin Shekena Talley, who lives in Paulding County. "They are going to stitch him up. He should be home soon."

    "He said when he pulled the bullet out, it was hot."

    Fernandez said when the shooting started he ducked behind the counter and heard several shots. When he stood back up, he saw one of the men who had been doing the beating on the floor, dead. Both the shooter and the guy who was holding him fled, Fernandez said.

    Atlanta police were mum on details about the shooting other than to confirm that a 26-year-old man was killed. His name was not released Monday night.

    The violence in a city with more than 120 killings last year didn't even merit a press release from the Atlanta Police Department.

    "Homicide is not releasing any information on what went on out there," said Officer Ron Campbell, police spokesman. "They're still investigating."

    Vincent's aunt Tee Barnes said police don't get too worked up about shooting in the neighborhood. She and her relatives were standing in the yard of her nephew's house across the street from the store.

    Talley said she and her siblings had grown up in the house, but many of them have fled the crime-ridden neighborhood for the suburbs.

    Vincent's brother Tymeco Cameron had been shot in the ankle a few years ago when he lived in the neighborhood, Barnes said. He now lives with her in Austell in what Barnes described as a safer neighborhood.

    She watched as a car drove up and a man eyeballed the family. It made her nervous, she said. Time to leave.

    Tymeco, 18, was subdued as he watched folks chatting calmly outside the Family Store, some who had been at the shooting and none of whom said they could identify the gunman.

    Asked about the neighborhood, Tymeco said: "After I got shot, I try not to be here too much."


    Sad that the kid outside was shot, but thankfully he will be ok. I am thinking that the shooter was not a legal permit holder, either that or he just got scared and fled the scene.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CT-Mike View Post
    "He got shot and somehow he pulled the bullet out himself,"
    Yikes!.. pretty ballsy for a 14-yr old..

    What was the clerk doing during all of this?
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    Story states that Fernandez (the clerk) ducked down behind the counter when the shooting started.
    "The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield, and government to gain ground."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slimz13 View Post
    Yikes!.. pretty ballsy for a 14-yr old..
    or it burned like hell
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