Why anyone would try to rob a gun store of all things is complete insanity. But that's exactly what happened when two armed thugs tried to hold up Dixie Gun and Pawn in Mableton, Georgia.
The incident, which happened on December 26, was caught on camera. The suspects ran into the store and yelled “Get down on the floor or I will kill you!”
64-year-old Jimmy Groover, who was behind the counter, grabbed his own weapon and opened fire, killing one suspect and wounding the other.
Fox News reports that the first gunman died at the scene. The second gunman took off in a silver Dodge Magnum, and police are still searching for him.
“I had no other choice. I had no other choice. I hate that it happened,” Groover said. “I've been doing this 30 years. Nothing like this has ever happened. I never wanted this to happen, but I want to go home at night, too.”
Police say it's unlikely Groover will be charged because he acted in self-defense.