Georgia News: Union City

Waffle House patron opens fire on robber

UNION CITY, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say a customer at a Waffle House outside Atlanta shot and wounded a suspect who was attempting to rob the restaurant.

Police said the shooting happened early Monday, when a gunman tried to hold up a Waffle House in south Fulton County.

Union City police Det. Gloria Hodgson said the suspect entered the Waffle House on Jonesboro Road just before 2 a.m., "brandishing a pistol and demanding money."

Hodgson tells The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (http://bit.ly/1bAGZN1) that a customer inside the 24-hour diner shot the suspect. The suspect, whose name has not been released, was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital for treatment. His condition was not immediately available.

Hodgson said there were no other injuries.



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