Armed Citizen Thwarts Convenience Store Robbery

| July 28, 2015

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ASHBURN — The tide of armed violence was turned just a bit near Sycamore as an armed citizen shot a man in the process of robbing a convenience store.

The incident occurred on July 17th, as Devin Burton, 18, entered a Marathon gas station near Sycamore in Turner County.  His face was covered and he was wearing a hat.  He pointed his gun at the clerk, demanding money.

Devon Burton

Devin Burton

Little did Burton know, Vietnam veteran Don Rogers was also in the store.  He regularly carries a gun.

When Burton realized what was occurring in the store he turned toward Rogers and pulled his own gun.  Burton saw Rogers and turned toward him with his gun.  Rogers took no chances, firing a shot at the robber, striking him in the side of his torso.

“And when I did, he looked over at me and turned my way and I fired a shot. And he grabbed his side and then I fired two more shots before he got out the door,” Rogers said in an interview with WALB.

Burton jumped into a car driven by his accomplice, Marleigh Agner, 17, and the two drove away.  Burton’s injury was so severe the pair was forced to call 911 for assistance.

Burton lived, spending 10 days in the hospital before being released to jail.  He was charged with two counts of aggravated assault and armed robbery.  His driver, Agner, was charged with party to the crime of armed robbery.

 

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  1. Britt Bugby says:

    “When Burton realized what was occurring in the store he turned toward Burton and pulled his own gun.”

    Edit: When [Rogers] realized what was occurring in the store he turned toward Burton and pulled his own gun.

    First three rules of journalism: Accuracy, accuracy, accuracy.