Atlanta police said a man pulled into the Texaco gas station in the 2000 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive early Wednesday.
The man, who family members only identified by his nickname “Rambo,” was inside at the counter when he said he saw a white four-door sedan pull up, at which point three men jumped out and started to rob a man who was in the parking lot.
Rambo tried to help the 55-year-old victim and ended up getting in a shootout with the robbers, police said.
The victim was rushed to the hospital and underwent surgery Wednesday afternoon. Doctors expect him to recover.
“Someone tried to take my son away from me,” the victim’s father said.
“All these other young fellas been getting their life taken away and God spared him,” the victim’s mother said.
Family members said Rambo is the father of five young girls. They said he has a heart of gold and would do anything for anyone, so when they learned he was trying to protect someone else when he was shot, they were not surprised.
Police released surveillance photos that show the suspected gunman.
The event formerly known as Home World has a new name and new location.Get totally inspired for spring as you find hundreds of ways to improve your home. Make your home the one you really want. Show open daily duringmall hours. Admission is free!
Landscaping and Outdoors
Get ready for Spring and Summer and transform your outdoor space into something that feels like you’re on vacation
Make sure to visit our demonstration stage during the entire show. There will be exciting demonstrations on how to re-purpose and design thanks to Monarch Market Affair.
Meet Barry Williams from The Brady Bunch
Join us as we welcome Me-TV superstar Barry Williams who played the iconic Greg Brady from The Brady Bunch TV Show. Meet him and get an autograph on February 10th stage side at center court in front of Macy’s.
The line will start forming when the Mall Opens, and Barry’s First appearance will be at 11 a.m.
Come prepared with your camera or cell phone for the Meet and Greet.