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4 accused of botched robbery attempt

SNELLVILLE - Four teens are in jail after an alleged robbery attempt went sour and ended in gunfire outside a Snellville Waffle House on Sunday night.

Derrick Page, 18; Aldris Shelling, 17; Maurice Carter, 19 and Quintrevious Flint, 17, all of Loganville allegedly sought to rob a 33-year-old Grayson man shortly after 8 p.m. outside the restaurant at 2105 E. Main St., according to an affidavit.

"The victim was called by one of the four and they asked him to meet at the Waffle House," said Snellville Police Chief Roy Whitehead. "Supposedly the victim sells shoes. I don't know what type of shoes or how he gets them, but he's believed to have a good bit of cash."

According to Whitehead, when the Grayson man arrived at the restaurant with his wife and children in tow, some of the teens did not want to continue with the alleged robbery, but Whitehead said Shelling went ahead with the plan, reportedly pulling a gun and demanding the man's money.

The 33-year-old was able to get the gun away from Shelling and fire four to five shots when a fight ensued, the affidavit said.

One of two shots fired hit Shelling and Carter, Whitehead said. Carter was wounded in the chest and taken to Emory Eastside Medical Center before being booked into the Gwinnett County Jail.

Shelling was struck in the leg and turned himself in Monday at the Juvenile Probation office in Lawrenceville, Whitehead said.

Page and Flint were booked Monday morning, according to online jail records.

All four remain in jail on charges of felony criminal attempt to commit a crime with no bond. Shelling faces the same charge as well as possession of a weapon during a crime.

Snellville Detective K. Sebring said the four could face other charges but said he could not comment specifically on what additional charges could be filed.

At this time, Sebring said the 33-year-old man has not been charged in the incident.

According to Sebring, Shelling and Carter have been arrested before. Shelling holds a juvenile record and Carter was previously charged with obstruction of a law enforcement officer and fleeing and attempting to elude. Sebring said neither Flint nor Page has a record.