This is one of those stories you’ve just got to read to believe.
In Georgia, DeKalb County police say a drug addicted armed robber who kidnapped a father and his son early Wednesday morning was choked and shot five times during a deadly confrontation at a bank ATM.
It all started when the suspect approached a 16-year-old boy outside his home at The Oaks at Stonecrest Apartment Homes on Evans Mill Road and asked him for marijuana.
When the son, who was not identified, said he didn’t have any, the suspect told the teen to ask his father, identified as 39-year-old Roy Farrell, for a cigarette.
Just as Farrell was about to get the cigarette, the suspect pulled the gun on the son, aimed it at his head and told him not to say anything. When Farrell walked out of the home, police say the suspect demanded his wallet. Farrell, seemingly unprovoked, then told the suspect where he banked.
They drove from the apartment to a SunTrust Bank on I-20 at Panola Road and backed into a parking space, Lt. Shane Stanfield said.
But when they got there, the suspect made one mistake: he sat his gun down by his side.
Farrell reached for the gun and told his son to choke the suspect, police said.
As the son choked him, police say Farrell shot the suspect five times. One of the shell casings was found above his head.
The father and son were questioned by police and released. They are both cooperating with the investigation.
“This was a justified shooting (self-defense),” DeKalb police spokeswoman Shiera Campbell said.
Police confirmed they will not file charges against Ferrell or his son.
This is the second justifiable shooting reported in DeKalb County in the past week.