The owner of Dixie Gun and Pawn on Veterans Memorial Parkway in Cobb County, along with one other worker, had just opened the store when two men with ski masks and guns came in, according to investigators.
The store’s 64-year-old owner Jimmy Groover opened fire before they could. He killed one of the would-be robbers as his accomplice ran for his life. Groover, who did not face charges, said he felt he had ‘no choice’ but to open fire
A newly-released surveillance footage shows the entire incident:
In the harrowing video – Groover and an employee are standing behind the counter.
Suddenly, two gun-wielding men storm into the store. Groover’s employee raises his hands, as the robbers point their weapons.
The suspects reportedly yelled, “Get down on the floor or I will kill you!”
Off-screen, Groover grabs his own weapon and the next thing you see is him shooting and killing one suspect, then shooting at the second as well.
Police said the first gunman died at the scene. The second gunman took off in a silver Dodge Magnum, and reports say police are still searching for him.