According to a spokesperson with DeKalb County, two men tried to rob a check cashing store before eventually attempting a robbery at the Paradise Island Smoke Shop in Lithonia around 1 p.m.
One of the robbers put a shotgun to the back of the employee's head, according to police.
The employee turned around, grabbed the shotgun, pulled out his own gun and fired several shots the robber, killing him, according to police.
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The late perpertator's partner in crime is now in custody.