A customer shot and killed a would-be thief on Tuesday as he tried to hold up a Family Dollar store in Atlanta, police said.
The shooting took place in the early morning at 7042 Covington Highway in DeKalb County.
County police spokesman Sgt. J.D. Spencer told WGXA an unidentified suspect entered the store and pulled a gun on two employees.
While the armed suspect was demanding money from the cashier, a customer pulled his own gun and fired, Fox 5 reported.
Police are investigating the incident but said the customer will not be charged in the shooting.
There were at least three customers and two employees in the store at the time of the shooting. There were no other reported injuries or fatalities