Guard and Suspect Shot at Georgia Mall

DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. (AP) _ Officials say a a suspect and a security guard were shot during an attempted robbery at a shopping mall west of Atlanta today. A second suspect was taken into custody.

Bill Ball, general manager of the Arbor Place Mall, says the guard's injuries are not believed to be life-threatening. Ball says the condition of the suspect who was shot is not known. He added that a second suspect was taken into custody.

Douglasville police put the Arbor Place Mall under lockdown, not letting anyone in or out, for a brief period during the immediate aftermath of the shooting.

Ball says that a Brinks guard was entering the mall to service some of the ATM machines shortly before noon. He says one of the suspects tried to rob the guard and shot him, and the guard returned fire and shot the suspect.


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