Security officer shot stopping armed robbery www.privateofficer.com
Atlanta police spokesman Officer James Polite Jr. said a man entered the McDonalds at 1176 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd. SW and attempted to force an employee to open the store safe. At this time, a security officer noticed what was happening and confronted the man and the two exchanged gunfire.
Both men were wounded. The suspect fled the scene but was later captured at 1433 Westridge Road SW, suffering from two gunshot wounds to the lower torso, Polite said.
Police say that the security officer was hit in the arm and neck, police said. He was listed in serious but stable condition Thursday at Grady Memorial Hospital, Polite said. His name has not been released.
The alleged robber was identified as Martez Howard, 31. He is at Grady in stable condition and will be transferred to the Fulton County Jail when he recovers, Polite said. He will be charged with armed robbery and aggravated assault.
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