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Don’t pull out a gun in a store! Store owner opens fire on armed robbers

by Nancy Grace, Publisher

WARNING! Graphic Video!

Caught on Camera.  Store video surveillance captures the moment armed robbers invade a Mableton, Georgia, gun store and pull their weapons, just after Christmas, at around 11 a.m. The recently-released surveillance video shows two men entering the shop, wearing ski masks to hide their identities, and reportedly screaming, “Get down on the floor, get down on the floor or I’ll kill you.”

The masked men burst in on the shop’s owner, an employee, and two customers.  With cameras rolling, the doomed duo pointed their guns directly at a shop employee who, facing death at the wrong end of a handgun, threw up his hands.

But then, enter the shop’s 64-year-old owner of Dixie Gun & Pawn. And that is when the tables turned.


Jimmy Groover, grandfather and store owner, opened fire. Groover said he had “no other choice” when he pulled the trigger leaving one of the robbers instantly dead.  The other ran away.

Groover tells Macon’s local WMAZ  he had no other choice.

“I hate that it happened…I never wanted this to happen but I want to go home at night, too.”

No charges have been filed against Groover.

[Feature Photo: YouTube]

An outspoken, tireless advocate for victims’ rights and one of television's most respected legal analysts, Nancy Grace was the powerful force behind CNN Headline News’ (HLN) top-rated Nancy Grace. A former prosecutor with an unparalleled record of success, she has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, The View, The Today Show, Good Morning America, Dr. Phil and Larry King Live, among others, dispensing her firebrand take on the modern justice system. She is the New York Times bestselling author of four books and the executive producer of a on-going series of Hallmark Movies & Mysteries films based on the characters from her novels.  In 2011, Grace was named one of the most impactful and powerful women in entertainment by both leading industry trade magazines, Variety and The Hollywood Reporter. Now, everything important in Grace’s life – including her unwavering crusade for true justice – comes back to family. Since her marriage and the birth of her children, Nancy says, “I feel even more passionate about fighting for victims.” Nancy Grace, her husband and her twins reside in Atlanta and New York City with their rescue pets, a dog and a cat.