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Guard and Robber Injured at McDonald's

Associated Press

December 31, 2009

An armed robber and a security guard were wounded during a shootout at a McDonald’s restaurant Wednesday night, police said.

Police said the guard tried to persuade the man not to rob the restaurant in the 1100 block of Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard and they exchanged shots. They said the guard was wounded in the arm and neck and is expected to recover.

WSB-TV reports that police say they made an arrest a short time later, and that the man they arrested was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital, where he’s reported to be in critical condition with wounds to his lower torso. Charges are pending.

In another incident, which occurred less than three miles away on Westridge Road, a male was shot twice in the lower torso, Atlanta Police Lt. James Polite said. He was also transported to Grady.

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