Robber shot by intended victim outside Atlanta bar


Police say a robbery suspect was shot at least five times and killed by a man he was trying to rob outside a bar in the neighborhood known as East Atlanta Village.

The shooting occurred just before midnight Wednesday about two miles from where a popular bartender was shot to death last week.

Atlanta police Sgt. Lisa Keyes says a man and a woman had just left the Graveyard Tavern and gotten in their car in a lot across the street. Keyes says the two were waiting for the car to warm up when a man with a gun approached and demanded money.

Keyes says the man in car pulled out his own gun and shot the unidentified suspect five or six times. He died at the scene.

Keyes says the case is being treated as self-defense.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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