74-year-old merchant shoots armed suspects


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Kevlarman
January 11, 2003, 10:54 PM
By Samira Jafari
Associated Press
1/12/2003

DECATUR, Ga. - When 74-year-old J.C. Adams saw three would-be robbers walk into his convenience store, he grabbed his shotgun with one hand and balanced himself on his walker with the other.

On a surveillance monitor, he saw two men and a woman hold p an employee at the cash register Thursday night. That's when Adams pushed his walker to the front of the store and confronted the armed suspects, killing one man and wounding the other. An employee held the woman until police arrived.

"No need to let something like that live," said Adams, who had been wounded in a May 2000 robbery attempt in which he killed another intruder.

In his 26 years as owner of Pac A Sac, a convenience store in a middle-class suburb just off Lawrenceville Highway, Adams has been robbed 12 times.

He keeps the shotgun nearby now as he watches the store monitors.

He uses the walker because of recent knee surgery.

Police said Friday that Adams would not be charged in the shooting death of Cameron Lemont Glover, 17. Glover's 19-year-old brother, Leonard, and Tammy Crystal Jones, 17, were charged with armed robbery.



Chalk another one up for the good guys! :D

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JohnKSa
January 11, 2003, 11:02 PM
"No need to let something like that live," said Adams
What a quote!!!

Blackhawk
January 12, 2003, 11:30 AM
Sure glad he's not going to be charged, and that his walker is a temporary impediment to his continuing role as a true American hero! :D

dave
January 12, 2003, 12:09 PM
Just FYI. There's already an open thread on this.


God bless this guy.

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