Surveillance footage shows the moment two armed men were killed after trying to rob a Georgia gun shop around 11 AM on the day after Christmas.
The footage from Dixie Gun and Pawn in Mableton, Georgia shows two armed intruders dressed in ski masks attempting to rob the shop.
The robbers shouted, “Get down on the floor, get down on the floor or I’ll kill you.”
They aimed their guns at one of the employees at the shop, who immediately held his hands up in response. The gun shop owner, Jimmy Groover, 64, immediately pulled out a gun of his own and fired back at the two assailants.
One of the robbers was killed and the other ran off.
“I had no other choice. I had no other choice. I hate that it happened,” he told NBC 11Alive. “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.”
Detectives said that Groover is unlikely to be charged because he acted in self defense.