An exchange of gunfire in a botched home robbery led to the suspect being shot this past Sunday in Fayetteville, Georgia. The story about the incident is on The Citizen website.
Although the incident occurred this past Sunday, details about the incident emerged late Monday, June 5, and into Tuesday, June 6. Sheriff Barry Babb says that deputies went to a residence at Marin Court around 5:20 pm this past Sunday, June 4, to investigate a robbery in progress.
Babb said that while on his carport, a male resident was confronted by an unknown male asking to use the resident’s phone. The victim refused. The male walked away. The victim entered his home where a suspected intruder confronted him.
The suspected intruder, later identified as 22-year-old Corey Jamiah Simmons, was armed with a handgun. Simmons had thrown a female victim to the ground. He had also demanded money from the female victim.
Babb said that the suspect then struck the male victim in the head before demanding money. The male victim complied with Simmons’s demand. “After receiving an undisclosed amount of cash, (Simmons) took his attention away from the male victim, which allowed the victim to retrieve his own firearm. The victim confronted the intruder and both exchanged gunfire,” Babb said.
The suspect, struck by the gunfire, fled the residence. He ran towards Chandler Way off Marion Blvd. near Ga. Highway 92 South.
The investigation continued through Sunday evening. Eventually, the Sheriff’s Department discovered Simmons at a hospital in Henry County. They took him into custody.
The female victim had suffered a contusion after the suspect had thrown her to the ground. The female victim went to Piedmont Fayette Hospital where she was treated and released. Babb released no other details regarding the incident.
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