ATLANTA — One suspect is hospitalized and another in custody after an officer says he was forced to open fire to break up an armed robbery in-progress at Lenox Square Mall on Saturday.
Police said one suspect was shot and is in serious but stable condition after an attempted robbery in a Lenox Square parking deck when he refused to drop his weapon for a patroling Atlanta Police sergeant. Deputy Chief Jeff Glazier said the sergeant, who was patrolling the area, was flagged down by someone who said a robbery was underway in the parking garage. The sergeant found exactly that when he arrived.
“He identified himself, he ordered the suspect to drop his weapon,” Glazier said. “The suspect refused, so our sergeant fired multiple times striking one of the suspects in the chest and the arm.”