Clerk shot in head, despite handing over cash

Authors S.H. Blannelberry

An Atlanta store clerk was shot in the head on Tuesday despite the fact that he had handed over the cash in the register to the armed robber, local media reports.

The incident occurred at 2:45 a.m. at a Texaco gas station in DeKalb County.

The armed suspect walked into the store at the precise time two clerks where changing shifts and forced his way into the bulletproof cubicle, holding the second clerk at gunpoint while demanding the cash in the drawer, said police.

“The clerk cooperated fully, yet the suspect still shot him in the head one time, gathered the money and left the location,” DeKalb County Lt. A.W. Ford told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

The wounded clerk was transported to the Atlanta Medical Center where he was listed in critical condition. His name has not been released.

“The store has a very good video system,” Ford said.

“Watching the video, they guy was very casual,” he continued. “I was surprised at how casual he just shot the man.”

Meanwhile, the robber managed to steal $200 from the Texaco. He is still on the loose.

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  • VINNY June 4, 2016, 10:41 am

    Frightening! This is the mentality (or lack thereof) that we law-abiding citizens have to contend with.Also,if you neutralize the perpetrator,in most cases their’ associates may try to get you or your family.Furthermore the Legal system in many jurisdictions may want to charge you with something.In these coming times where the general American populace has been dumb ed-down into believing that guns and the 2nd amendment are bad,where now the criminals are politically emboldened and law enforcement has been crippled by mob and political action,I carry very carefully.

  • mtman2 January 4, 2015, 6:49 pm

    Death penalty whether clerk lives or dies. This is most likely done by a drug addict; this they will do whether drugs are legal or not so why add to the number by legalizing something that brings people down to less than animals ~!

  • Dr. Earl January 4, 2015, 2:38 pm

    Come on guys, this cant be true. Criminal cant have guns, its the law. Besides, we dont need guns cause we have the Police to save us………. (Sarcasticely stated!!)

    • Concealed Carry January 4, 2015, 7:12 pm

      Very WELL said, Doc! Police usually do a good job catching the “bad guys” AFTER people are killed.

  • John January 4, 2015, 12:38 pm

    For those of you doubting the gun confiscation motives of liberals, investigate what happened while you were celebrating your holiday. Dec 24 2014 the international arms treaty was signed by your POTUS.
    So what? There are provisions for NATO agents/troops to have total diplomatic immunity so they can “assist” your government in confiscation of small arms from you.
    While not ratified by the senate, this could proceed anyway by executive order. Congress and senate have been very pusillanimous in challenging ANY marginal or outright unconstitutional actions by the current chief exec.
    By the time the Supreme Court would act, your guns are gone, sold, lost, or in south of the border fashion… Used up.
    Just more food for hungry brains. The first amendment rests squarely upon the second.

  • flyby one January 4, 2015, 11:34 am

    And people gripe about a LEO getting a little tight when confronting a black person.

  • mtman January 4, 2015, 11:27 am

    A lot of seething apparent in this thread.
    Perhaps TEOTWAWKI is approaching in the USA.

  • Rharper January 4, 2015, 9:30 am

    The debate continues, personally I would love to see each responsible person in society carry a weapon so that I know someone has my back. I expect many on the side of excessive gun control (notice excessive) live and work in non-violent communities however we know that many are not so lucky. The fact that everyone is in favor of a person taking a first aid class to be prepared to save someone else life; yet some portion of that same group are against that same person carrying a weapon to protect not only themselves and their families but to protect their neighbor if it is called for.
    Each of you should listen to the person in this video, he has been on both sides of the issue and is certainly more aware of the realities of our world than our politicians.

  • mike January 4, 2015, 7:53 am

    Just a black male being black. I guess the shooter believed it was “Black privilege” to shoot an innocent. And one wonders why black people are held in such low esteem. Would love to see this hoodie wearing black man shot dead.

    • mtman2 January 4, 2015, 6:55 pm

      Looked like a white guy to me ~!!!

  • John R. January 4, 2015, 4:17 am

    REason love where I am at —trash tries anything here they just kill em even worse than some POS COP with .40 cal puny pee shooter around me big guns as me go off daily –you could kill 10 thugs and nobody would give a ratt’s a@@! here just torch the body ie THERMATE em wooosh bones and all …just animals anyway? I guess reason you never here scum doing anything around here –oh just hear two maniacs tried something in WV ush see how fast they were dealt with by COPS there ? Good only way to deal with these low lifes shoot to kill and do not feel any remource or hesitation BECAUSE I GUARANTEE you they will not at all!!!

  • matt Haraway September 9, 2014, 10:34 pm

    I keep reading that the present administration has made no efforts to gun grab.Did anyone pay close attention to the attempts to go through the U.N. vote.The republicans actually saved our rights here but not by much so anyone stating that noone is trying to take away guns are wrong.If these politicians had their way,they would have done so already.Look how things were handled in louisiana when Katrina went through.Police were taking weapons away from law abiding citizens in their homes and were told to do it.Officers from as far as oklahoma had to go in there and do this.Many officers were against it and did not think it was right.Remember.Bush was president at this time also.So,it is the politicians who really fear the guns so we cannot protect ourselves for what is coming.The government wants us unarmed so that we need them when the bad men come to our homes and we will have to depend on the government and do exactly what we are told.They will wait to respond until things get so ugly,then they will step in and act like saviors.Remember,they are the ones creating all of this crap.Lastly,there is no reason for this man to be shot in the head except that the fact that the black-white issue is constantly inflamed by the media and government.These kids also have not had any raising and have learned to do what they want and get what they want any way they have means to do so.A life means nothing to them.No different than ISIS.It is the end result they are interested in.Just my opinion!

  • Maximum September 8, 2014, 11:49 pm

    Killed for $200. Sickening

    • Skeeve September 9, 2014, 5:59 pm

      No, what’s sickening is the tens if not hundreds of thousands of $ it will cost taxpayers to catch, try, imprison & finally execute this dirtbag [at least GA has capital punishment, so there is *some* hope that this perp will get what’s deserved.] But such are the costs of a free society: better we spend too much putting down the right criminal than spend too little punishing an innocent.

  • Norrisp September 8, 2014, 11:47 pm

    The really sad thing is, an innocent person lost their life for a handful of cash.The animal behind the gun is just that, an animal.If we find a rabid dog in society we remove it and execute it as needed.That is what we should do in this case.We, as a free country,have our rights to coexist peacefully and without the threat of death by random thugs.We have the right to protect ourselves and our families from enemies from outside and inside our borders.Once again” our rights to own and bear arms shall not be infringed upon” mean exactly that. We have the right as Law Abiding Citizens to protect ourselves.We cant rely on peace officers to protect every single person at every single moment,we have to do our part.Ask any Law Enforcement Officer and they will tell you, they need help.That is our responsibility to help ourselves by training as well as practice. We should say a prayer for the family who lost their loved one and find that thug and remove him from society.If the death penalty were swifter, justice would be served in a reasonable amount of time.

    • Russ September 9, 2014, 1:45 pm

      I agree with you Norrisp, but let me please just straighten a few kinks.

      Our right to protect ourselves is an inalienable right handed down to us by God, not Man or any of his law. Our country’s laws are based on Judeo-Christian values.

      I know and have asked LEOs about their duties, even though it should be clear anyway without asking.
      Their duty is to enforce the law, period. They are not here to provide you with security.
      No citizen should ever assume that.

  • Russ September 8, 2014, 8:21 pm

    Dam Malcolm, you lit a fire. LOL
    Lighten up people, he’s not talking to you.
    He’s talking to dumbass’s
    But if you are a dumbass, then by all means, use your freedom of speech and fire away.
    I’m cracking up right now. Thanks for making me laugh.
    That doesn’t happen much these days for me.

  • Russ September 8, 2014, 8:10 pm

    God I wish I where there!
    That asshole would be holding my whole mag of .40 in his head.
    Folks, you better start carrying. There’s more of that to come, and worse
    You might just save someone else’s live besides your own.
    I’m fired up right now because I can’t stand looking at vulnerable people.

    Hey malcolm, I like your non-PC lingo and can understand you with perfect clarity.

    Hey KSEubanks, your twisted mind inside your thick scull is firmly lodged.
    Please learn about American History and how it is related to firearms, Freedom and Liberty that you enjoy. And please go join the NRA for everyone’s sake.

    Black people are fine, a–hole’s come in all colors.
    Its the Entitled, No Daddy, “We have a Black President” type that have no respect for others.
    I would like to remind those mindless few—–>The idiot that calls himself our President is half White.
    Did everyone forget that his Marxist parents consists of an African Daddy and Hippy white Mommy that abandoned ( there’s the No Daddy ) him so he could turn out to be a drug running mule and fag prostitute named Berry Soetoro?

    Anyway….I want that guy in the video DEAD NOW.

    • John R. January 4, 2015, 4:25 am

      .40 cal I prefer to just unload with two massive SLugs at close range even GOOD DEER slug even though I use the STOEGER COACH gun …I don;t f around when thug scum animals who would just as soon shoot you as walk in you dead body are concerned. Not hard if you have hunted any animal just balst them period ? See people in deep woods who hunt deer and perhaps Bear will not have much of problem shooting MONKEYS or GORILLA’s when SHTF trust me some sad as it may sound will actually want to hunt these animals down for real …I am not kidding and want more blood ,,hell may even be just like the days of COON and BEAVER hunting where you put black heads in FORMALDAHYDE and get a certain amount of corn or what ever is bargaining ie chicken or hen for so many heads? I am serious string these monkeys upside down cut their throats and drain em like the pigs they are? Cannot eve think of them as even half human rape ,murder and destruction is their motiff so even real animals not that bad ?????

  • CK DEXTER HAVEN September 8, 2014, 7:00 pm

    As far as the DUMB ASS MALCOM AND his ignorant comments go, he is close to being on the money with his comments, but appears to imbecilic to communicate to the public in a proper manner, so I say to DUMB ASS MALCOM, learn some manners and public edict before u start shooting your ignorant mouth off on a public forum.

  • Alan Robinson September 8, 2014, 1:01 pm

    Bear in mind folks, many of those that speak to more “sane” gun laws have no clue to the laws already on the books. They are , for the most part, ignorant of any laws concerning the firearms business or ownership.
    And many are the type that use emotion instead of common sense. So arguing with them is useless, they either won’t educate themselves, or they ARE educated and therefore disingenuous.
    One way or the other, these are the nannyists that want Pappa Obama ( or whatever administration) to care for them.
    Your common sense, educated and practical arguments are wasted breath.

  • CKS September 8, 2014, 11:56 am

    And THEY wonder why so many BIacks are the largest in custody / prison demographic. Because THEY participate in most of the crime!!!

  • Robert September 8, 2014, 10:34 am

    I click on the link about Remington 870 shotgun fail and got me to where clerk was shot in the head 2 times already.

  • Boz September 8, 2014, 9:46 am

    He shot him “casual style” because these rats have no conscience, no morals, no good in them. It is obviously premeditated. Probably a gang initiation prerequisite – they have to kill someone to become a member. I say find and execute.

  • Paul September 8, 2014, 8:17 am

    the link goes to the store clerk shot in head story??

  • malcolm September 8, 2014, 7:07 am

    NOW, since the Obama administration and “ALL” of the liberials want to take your guns away; which leaves most of you dumb ass’s from protect yourselves from these street thugs. And in addintion they want to take away your 4th Amendment which allows you dumb ass’s to protect and bearer Arms to do so; Now why would any of of you dumb ass’s would give up this right. The local Police department “They are NOT GOING TO protect you> So wake up DUMIES” and call the NRA and start taking Gun class’s and learn how to protect your dumb ass’s..

    • Augest West September 8, 2014, 7:52 am

      I am sure your upset by this, So am I, However was all the language necessary? We’re trying to teach people that having a firearm is the best and mainly only way to protect themselves from this.
      Calling people names is just making you look like an idiot and a nut, How is this going to get a 20-40-60 year old to say hey I have had enough and want to protect myself?
      I ask you to recant your post. If not it is your right to say what you want. I will fight to the death for you to do so.

    • Jim6058 September 8, 2014, 8:33 am

      I’m thinking that anyone who masticates the written word like you do should stop calling other people “dumbAss.” Your first stop in shopping for a “class” should be fourth-grade English. Oh, yeah: The NRA is not the answer – it has become a problem.

      • gunguy September 8, 2014, 9:21 am


      • sbmike12 September 8, 2014, 9:26 am

        Actually, the NRA is not the problem, it has become the focal point for folks who do not like guns and as is typical these days, “if I don’t like it, it’s wrong and should be stopped and thwarted” no matter how legal the issue is. That’s the mentality surrounding the “NRA is a problem” crowd. Disregard statistics (provided by DEA, FBI, local law enforcement agencies, etc…not the NRA) that contradict all the irrational rhetoric spewed by folks who don’t like guns and try to pass laws that only affect law-abiding gun owners because it is easier than dealing with the real problem: illegal gun owners and mentally disturbed individuals who manage to obtain a gun.

    • KSEubanks September 8, 2014, 9:29 am

      ““ALL” of the liberials want to take your guns away”
      Really? I guess I haven’t seen the Obama Administration or “the liberials” (pretty sure you mean ‘the liberals’) trying to do any such thing. They’ve tried time and again to introduce some sane laws and regulations for gun ownership but the gun lobby keeps killing the bills. I realize we live in a country (the U.S.) where owning a gun of any kind is seen as a god-given right but there are people in this country that have no business whatsoever owning any kind of gun. I guess sane laws are like waving a flag in front of a bull where you are concerned but we NEED better laws in place, like it or not.

      • Andy September 8, 2014, 10:14 am

        How about enforcement of the numerous laws already in place vs. the push to outlaw firearms based on cosmetic appearance or media labeling?

      • Ruppert Jenkins September 8, 2014, 11:22 am

        Sickening. Horrible. Depraved.
        And, just another case–in a long line of thousands—of a black man shooting an innocent white man, for no reason whatsoever.
        As a father, I would warn my kids to never, EVER work ANY job where they are (1)working alone in a public place, such as a store, at night (2) Working in any area that has a large % of black people
        There seems to be something inherently “wired” into the brains of young black man; something that has a complete lack of empathy for any human life.

        • TPSnodgrass September 8, 2014, 12:26 pm

          I agree, it IS most unfortunate, that here in America, Black on White violent predation has become entirely acceptable and is NOT considered a “hate crime”, but, mere reparations for the alleged or perceived slights to two specific members of the current Administration, HerrHolder and The Obanmafurher. This explosion of black on white violence IS the result of their public tacit approval to “get even with whitey” for all their perceived injustices that have alleged occurred to either or both of them. Yet, they both have managed to climb rather effortlessly thanks to affirmative action, to the highest offices in the land. They are ungrateful to this country, and to the millions of duped people who voted for the Obamafurher and his chief enforcer, HerrHolder. The BlackShirts are alive and well, fomenting their racial animus and racially motivated violence upon society, and all is well with Holder and Obama, it’s not racist at all, their unintelligent ProgressivePlantationSlaves are doing the bidding of these two despicable slugs. Well done, Eric and Barack, you own this one and all of the black-on-black violence in Chicago as well. You helped foster it, you own it.
          This videotaped violent predation is another Holder/Obama accomplishment, another innocent pays the price for their political pimpage.

        • John Russell January 4, 2015, 4:27 am

          UN-AMRED STUPID WHITE MEN WHO FEAR THEM –see NI### acting suspicious be prepared or may just shoot em and thow the body in VOLCANO later? LOL

      • Ruppert Jenkins September 8, 2014, 11:24 am

        Boy, dude, are you ever on the wrong website, or what?
        You coming on here to preach your Obama bootlicking is laughable.
        It would be like me going onto The Brady Campaign site to describe how to do a full AR15 assembly.

      • shootbrownelk September 8, 2014, 6:22 pm

        Hey Eubanks, If you haven’t seen the O’bummer administration try to take away our guns, then you weren’t paying attention right after Sandy Hook. O”bummer & Biden were frothing at the mouth for more gun control. Don’t you own a TV? The fact that the House & Senate killed any gun control is beside the point! Have you ever heard of the Second Amendment? Are you a gun grabbing Democratic troll? O’bummer and Biden both were quoted as saying “Who needs an ASSAULT weapon for hunting?? The 2nd isn’t about hunting. And Eubanks, It’s not a “Bill of Needs” It’s a Bill of RIGHTS! Go play in traffic.

      • Slick Willy January 4, 2015, 1:48 pm

        laws of any kind prevent absolutely NOTHING. i’m a former law enforcement officer, so i’ve lived it day in and day out. there are enough laws on the books right now to prove my point – these degenerate animals don’t respect (or fear) authority, the uniform, the badge or any of your precious laws. the mentally ill are just that, therefore you end up with the same result. laws only have an impact on mainstream, John/Jane Q. Public because they are the only ones that abide by them. pass all the “sane laws” regarding gun control/ownership that you want to, but they will NOT prevent a damn thing. they certainly won’t keep you or anyone else alive. i’ll rely on myself AND MY GUN to take care of that task.

      • john January 4, 2015, 4:05 pm

        You obviously don’t read or watch the news. Look at what they did a couple of months ago in Conn. I believe it was. All gun owners were supposed to register and list the guns that had.

      • covert245 June 3, 2016, 12:06 pm

        No they aren’t dumb enough to just come out and try to ban all guns. Just keep chipping away a little at a time. Ban assault looking weapons, ban any long gun with removable mag, ban high cap magazine, dollar a round tax, 100 dollar a gun tax, no gun shop within 1000 feet of school, church, library, day care, park, playground, a person could site for a whole day the idiotic so called liberal common sense gun laws.

    • Dr. Robert Tardif September 8, 2014, 9:56 pm

      Not once, never, has anybody in the current administration, or any before it, suggested taking guns away from any lawful owner of guns in the United States. Not once! This is the kind of hyperbole that makes everyone who doesn’t own guns think that we (gun enthusiasts and owners) are a bunch of lunatics hell bent of murder and destruction. Even in California, where I live, there is no movement afoot to take all weapons out of our hands. Sure, here, in California, there are rules to regulate and limit gun sales and gun and ammunition purchases. It’s still easier to buy a gun here, even a handgun, than it is to buy a car or get a driver’s license. Some weapons are banned. So what! I cannot get an assault weapon here! I had my thrills with assault weapons in the U.S. Army. If you are a resident of California and want to use an assault weapon, enlist. A few years of regimented experience with assault weapons should extinguish your enthusiasm for using such ordnance and save you a lot of money for the ammo you use. One more thing that I want to add to this rant for reasonable behavior is this: Memorize Amendment II (what most you refer to as the SecondAmendment) to the Constitution of the United States of America. That’s right, memorize those 27 words! Learn the words and try to understand all of them. And, also, try to understand what the writer(s) had intended on 15 December 1791, when this was written: “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”.

      If you don’t understand each and every one of those words, or if you don’t understand what this single sentence means, SHUT THE FUCK UP! And stop inserting the words “Second Amendment” into every conversation you have about guns, gun ownership, gun sales, or the U.S. Government, or California for that matter. If you do keep mouthing off about the ‘second amendment’, know that you sound like an idiot and you should be treated like one!

      We shouldn’t ban guns! We should ban idiots!
      (Winchester, 2 SIGs, Browning, S&W, more…)

      • Ray September 10, 2014, 6:01 pm

        Hey doc,

        Good letter until your rant telling someone to “Shut the Fuck Up”. Classy!

      • Michael January 4, 2015, 4:56 am

        Just crawl out from under a rock? Google what Diane Fecalstein has stated. Keep your stupidity to yourself I trust the Obama administration as much as I trust you.

      • gene January 4, 2015, 9:13 am

        A couple of things: First, California is starting to take away guns from legal owners. They do this by expanding the scope of laws to include people who would otherwise be exempt. If some one who lives with you is not supposed to have a gun they take your guns (even if they are not present in your home).
        Second, The Second Amendment as ratified by the States and authenticated by Thomas Jefferson, then-Secretary of State: A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. Note the difference in the number of commas.
        Third, as to knowing what the words mean:
        United States Code: Title 10 – Armed Forces
        Subtitle A – General Military Law
        Chapter 13 – The Militia
        Sec. 311. Militia: composition and classes
        (a) The militia of the United States consists of all able-bodied males at least 17 years of age and, except as provided in section 313 of title 32, under 45 years of age who are, or who have made a declaration of intention to become, citizens of the United States and of female citizens of the United States who are members of the National Guard.
        (b) The classes of the militia are –
        (1) the organized militia, which consists of the National Guard
        and the Naval Militia; and
        (2) the unorganized militia, which consists of the members of
        the militia who are not members of the National Guard or the
        Naval Militia.

        Other than age, health, gender, or citizenship, there are no additional provisions for exemption from membership in the unorganized militia.
        Forth, Assault guns are vey closely regulated in the U.S. as are all other full-auto rifles, pistols and carbines. Semi- automatic weapons are not assault weapons even when they look similar to assault rifles.

        And finally, the Obama Administration has made it’s intentions clear, whether they have blatantly stated it or not. At times in each of their lives almost all members of the current administration have espoused the desire to rid America of guns. Obama himself was a director of The Joyce Foundation, where he funneled money to radical gun control groups. Joe Biden has a long history of supporting gun control.

      • John January 4, 2015, 10:14 am

        Ha dock you sound like a love child of Dianne Feinstein. What is the problem with California??????

      • Jack January 4, 2015, 11:31 am

        A “so what” attitude towards the loss of your rights and you expect people to value your opinion. You sir are a moron.

      • Slick Willy January 4, 2015, 1:57 pm

        members of this administration and several others have suggested and attempted just that doctor ding dong. study some history….ANY history, before u start spewing complete bullshit jackass !!

      • grifhunter January 5, 2015, 12:05 am

        Hey Genius. What the second amendment stands for has been resolved for all of history. The US Supreme Court in Heller held that it is the right of the INDIVIDUAL citizen to own a modern, semiautomatic firearm, for self defense of the home AND homeland, UNRELATED TO MILITIA service. I don’t see why your two cents on the issue matters one smelly spit.

        I’m from NY. Last year during an Obama presidency my semi autos were forced to be moved out of my home by leftist Democrats in this state. I was dispossessed of a gun whose operating system (gas semi auto) has been used peacefully by millions since the early 1900’s. By the way, your gun in Vietnam was a full auto, so your experience is unrelated to the millions of AR owners whose guns are semi auto. Some gun expert you are. Just wait till your Winchester model 70 is banned as a deadly “sniper rifle” after some loser (usually a liberal) commits a notorious couple of murders. You scabby old guy hunters will regret the day you let the libs split us into different camps.


    • Jeff January 4, 2015, 9:49 am

      Wow can we say illiterate. Thank you for proving our point.

    • grammar police January 4, 2015, 10:50 am

      Hey dumb ass, it’s “dumb asses” not “ass’s”. It’s hilarious how you use semi colons and misused quotes in attempts to hide your ignorance. One thing you are right about and that is everyone needs to protect themselves from these street thugs. Perhaps they are more proficient at using the English language than you. You my dear myopic neophyte, should go back to school or stop posting this unreadable crap.

  • mach37 September 8, 2014, 4:47 am

    I clicked the link to “Remington 870 Fail” twice and keep getting this “Clerk Shot in the Head…” article.

    • imo6 September 8, 2014, 10:56 am

      Me too, mach37. Here’s the proper link – it’s just a video.

      • Russ September 8, 2014, 9:41 pm

        Thank You imo6
        OMG people go there!
        I couldn’t stop laughing.
        perfect cure to this depressing death video

    • glenn howard September 8, 2014, 12:28 pm

      same with me,,870,,. need the death penalty for this type of killing, and not by old age in jail, he chose to murder,,its simple we need to spend less on these dicks, and more the truly needy.

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