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Southwest Atlanta Man Shoots Would-Be Home Invaders

Atlanta Police say a home owner fired back after an attempted robbery.

Southwest Atlanta Man Shoots Would-Be Home Invaders

According to Atlanta Police reports and reporting done by WSB Radio, it has been determined that at least one robbery suspect was shot and another was badly beaten by the Southwest Atlanta homeowner who lives on Dill Avenue.

According to the police report, "On 09/01/2012, at approximately 22:36 officers were dispatched to 1000 Dill Ave SW in reference to a shots fired call that subsequently turned into a person shot."  Witnesses corroborate the homeowners story that these 2 individuals broke into his house and after a struggle, the homeowner was able to wrestle away the weapon.  He, in turn, shot one of the home invaders and began beating up the other "because he feared for his life."

WSB Radio reports that, "the two suspects later fled in a Green Ford Taurus which ended up in an accident." They tried to flee on foot after crashing, but collapsed in the street where APD officers found them and were able piece together the crime scene.

Unfortunately the homeowner's dog was shot by the suspects.  No word on the dog's condition has been released.

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