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ATLANTA (AP) – Authorities say an employee of a jewelry store in Atlanta shot and killed an armed robber.

Atlanta police tell news outlets that the shooting occurred Wednesday afternoon at Cachet Fine Jewelry.

The store employee told officials that a man armed with a gun entered the store and attempted to rob it. The employee says he shot the suspect in self-defense.

After he was shot, the suspect left the store and collapsed on the sidewalk. Officials transported him to a hospital where he died.

Officials say the employee did not face charges.

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