Monday, May 21, 2012
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Gwinnett Daily Post
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.