- Last Updated: 4:14 PM, June 24, 2013
- Posted: 4:06 PM, June 24, 2013
ATLANTA — Police say an armed man trying to rob customers outside an Atlanta shoe store was fatally shot by one of the patrons waiting in line to buy sneakers.
WSB-TV reports the shooting happened Saturday morning in the city's Little Five Points neighborhood, where people lined up outside Wish Clothing to buy new $180 sneakers endorsed by Miami Heat star LeBron James.
Witnesses told police a man armed with a gun tried to rob people standing outside the store. But one of the customers drew his own handgun and shot the robber. Police say the suspect ran just a few yards before he fell dead.
Atlanta police officer John Chafee says the shooter won't be charged because investigators determined he fired in self-defense. (Maybe my eyesight is going but it appears the shooter blasts away at the back of the perp as he's running away from the scene)