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Cops: Man shot in head during tax office robbery

NORCROSS — A 56-year-old man was in serious condition Monday night after he was shot in the head during an attempted robbery at his Norcross business, police said.

Gwinnett County police spokesman Cpl. Jake Smith said that Damien Ekezie was tending shop at his business services and tax office at 5267 Singleton Road on Monday when the armed suspect entered the store at about 5 p.m.

The suspect, 20-year-old Jeremy Williams, attempted to rob Ekezie at gunpoint, police said. There was a struggle and the businessman was shot once in the head.

"Ekezie was able to chase the suspect from his business and spoke briefly to officers before being transported to a local hospital," Smith said.

Authorities located Williams nearby and he was arrested without incident, Smith said. Williams was in the custody of detectives Monday night and information about specific charges was not immediately available.

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kevin 1 year, 11 months ago

Why rob a tax office? It is easier to file a fake dependent tax return and get thousands back because the IRS says they can't check all those returns. Why risk getting caught or shot? Really stupid people in this world.

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Gundoctor1 1 year, 11 months ago

Must not have been a direct hit. How lucky for this man.

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teelee 1 year, 11 months ago

Another idiot off the streets.

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nawggin 1 year, 11 months ago

Seems to happen a lot in Gwinnett.......

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