Home Invader Shot
Home Invader Shot, Killed
Intended victim was defending 65-year-old mother and 5-year-old girl.
Originally published here
Accomplice killed, two sought in robbery
on Monday, February 19, 2001
by Jennifer Brett
Staff, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Cobb County police are searching for two men
involved in a home invasion robbery that left an accomplice dead.
Three men, at least two of whom were armed,
ambushed a 21-year-old man about 10:30 p.m. Saturday as he entered his Mableton
apartment, police spokesman Dana Pierce said. They pistol-whipped the man and
took him, his 65-year-old mother and a 5-year-old girl the mother was
baby-sitting to the back of the apartment. The woman and child were not injured,
As the robbers started to leave, one of them
tried to wrest the 21-year-old's coat from him. The apartment resident managed
to grab a gun he owned and shot at the robbers, striking one of them, Pierce
"There were multiple shots exchanged
between the perpetrators and apartment dweller," Pierce said. The apartment
resident was not hit.
Pierce was not sure how many shots were fired.
The three thieves fled, but one died of gunshot wounds in the hallway outside
the apartment. Pierce did not know how many times the man was shot. The two
other men fled in a white car, Pierce said.
The slain man is described as black, 5-foot-8,
between 130 and 140 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. Police think he may
be between 16 and 20 years old, with a "peach fuzz mustache." He was
wearing a gold cross necklace inlaid with about 100 diamonds, Pierce said. The
other two robbers escaped with money and jewelry.
The apartment dweller was treated at the scene
for minor injuries from the pistol-whipping, Pierce said.
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