ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) – A good Samaritan flagged down an officer on patrol after witnessing an armed robbery in progress at Lenox Square Mall early Saturday evening.
Around 8:30 p.m., the patrolling police Sargent rushed to the scene in the parking garage, where he discovered two suspects robbing another person at gunpoint.
After Christian Edlin, 21, of Louisville refused orders to drop their weapon, the responding officer opened fire, striking Edlin in the chest and arm.
The Edlin was transported to a local hospital, and was reported to be in serious, but stable, condition.
According to the Atlanta Police Department, no officers were reported injured during the shooting. Police charged Edlin with Aggravated Assault, Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony and Carrying a Pistol Without a License.
Authorities initially thought Antonio Williams of Flint, Michigan was the victim, but after further investigation Williams was arrested and charged with robbery by snatching and giving a false name and date of birth.
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