A pair of armed robbers attempted to hold up a gun shop in Georgia, and while most of us would think the owners of the store might be armed themselves, these two criminal masterminds were completely caught off guard.

The criminal duo stormed the Dixie Gun and Pawn in Mableton, Georgia a day after Christmas, shouting at employees “Get down on the floor or I will kill you!”

64-year-old Jimmy Groover, the owner of the shop, surprisingly had his own weapon within arms length, and calmly started firing at the robbers.

And surveillance footage caught the entire scene (Warning: Graphic Content) …

Via Fox News Insider:

Suddenly, two gun-wielding men storm into the store. Groover’s employee raises his hands, as the robbers point their weapons.

The suspects reportedly yelled, “Get down on the floor or I will kill you!”

Off-screen, Groover grabs his own weapon and the next thing you see is him shooting and killing one suspect, then shooting at the second as well.

Police said the first gunman died at the scene. The second gunman took off in a silver Dodge Magnum, and reports say police are still searching for him.

Praise for Groover’s actions could be found across the country:

 

Not to mention, mockery for the would-be armed robbers:

 

Police have indicated that charges are not likely to be filed for Groover’s act of self-defense.

“I never wanted this to happen,” Groover explained, “but I want to go home at night, too.”

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