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.
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