Ledger-Enquirer.com | 12/17/2008 | Employee kill would-be robber in Forest Park
Gee Major Matson, the employee is being shot at and you believe it is self defense? Good on the employee for being armed and ready.FOREST PARK, Ga. --
A would-be robber was killed after he was shot in a gunbattle with an employee at a cell phone store in Forest Park.
Authorities said it happened Monday night at about 8 p.m.
Police identified the deceased suspect as 18-year-old Tyrie Rolland of Decatur. Rolland was shot in the head and died at Grady Memorial Hospital.
Detectives are working to identify a second suspect who fled in a white pickup truck.
Forest Park police major Chris Matson said it appeared the worker acted in self-defense.