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Sweet Auburn Robbery Victim Shoots, Kills Attacker

Second suspect arrested and charged with felony murder.

Atlanta police arrested a man following the Christmas Eve shooting death of another man in a botched robbery attempt.

Officials charged Roderick Banks, 22, with armed robbery and felony murder.

The victim was accosted in the 20 block of Jackson Street in the Sweet Auburn disctrict sometime after 10 p.m.

Police said that Banks and the deceased man tried to rob the would-be victim, who pulled out his gun and shot one of his attackers.

Banks, whose prior arrests include child battery, robbery and cruelty to children, then drove the wounded attacker to Grady Memorial Hospital, where he was arrested and charged in the shooting death.

Police have not released the name of the deceased man, because his family had not yet been notified.

Chris H December 26, 2012 at 12:16 AM
Finally, some good news on a robbery. This turned out as it should. Victim kills robber and his accomplice is charged for his murder. Two thugs off the street forever. So this guy is only 22 and has a prior conviction for robbery and he was already out on the street? Our justice system is messed up.
ATLgoofball December 26, 2012 at 01:03 AM
2nd amendment worked here. What is going on in ATL? Year of the Dragon, hopefully. This ish should be over Feb 10th....
John Smith December 26, 2012 at 01:38 PM
off the streets forever ? dream on, out in a few years at most
Chris H December 26, 2012 at 07:58 PM
John, you are probably right. Since he did not pull the trigger he will most likely only be charged with 2nd or 3rd degree murder and be out in a few years to commit more crime. Endless cycle.
bender December 27, 2012 at 08:39 AM
yes any police presence in that area of town is an absolute joke..stupid Thugs running loose...it's so insane these guys are robbing people on the Beltline the precise place design for Atlanta citizens to enjoy a nice walk or jog how in the world....thugs...so it's a good idea to rob people as they jog in exercise my place was burglarized in a rather nice zip code I get more respect at the post office Vs how the cop and the detective help me actually lack thereof
Wendy Martin December 28, 2012 at 12:01 AM
I agree!
All worked out December 28, 2012 at 05:14 AM
Please stop this foolishness!!! Innocent????? You are in denial...Ur Baby Daddy drove up and down the street twice and made a U turn then stopped and let his boy out with a semiautomatic weapon to run up on MINE to try to rob him!!! He didnt see the AR on his lap!!! Really?????? You are lucky he is in jail and not dead also!!!!! Dummy should have pushed him out the car not took him to Grady!!!! IDIOT!!!! Well Mine is sleeping peacefully at home!!! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!!!! Love ME and Mine having the right to bear arms!!! My 1 1/2 year is grateful !!!!! All is right with the world!!!!
Sophist December 28, 2012 at 05:21 AM
Do you mind going back to school for a few years so we don't have to muddle through your third grade grammar? Thanks.
Sophist December 28, 2012 at 05:43 AM
Um, I suppose you are still writing fast... College -- LOL.
Sophist December 28, 2012 at 06:25 AM
"Whatever you must be old and can't understand young people talk! How stupid are you dismiss yourself! Lmao" I corrected the "I haz cheeseburger" spelling, but I see we are still missing the mark grammatically. I'll offer you a little grammatical assistance since I've taken pity on you, and it would be a tragedy for you to fail out of -college- for bad grammar. It should read: "Whatever. You must be old and can't understand young people speak. How stupid are you? Dismiss yourself! LMAO!" Did you catch that last part too? You always want to capitalize initialisms. I've also added exclamatory punctuation where appropriate and have removed it where inappropriate. I hope this helps. Shall we try again?
Trollie Fingers December 28, 2012 at 07:04 AM
@Brianna Banks - yo' mama named you after a porn star. Or, a troll.
All worked out December 28, 2012 at 07:36 AM
@Brianna (whatever your last name is) How r u engaged and already took his last name!!! (Your words, not mine) Honey u sound young and stupid...he is a convicted felon!!! (Robbery, simple battery, assault,etc) Now with a Felony Murder (Educate Yourself on the laws why stupid got the murder charge) and armed robbery charge as a convicted Felon..he was arrested in 2008, 2009, 2011 and now this!!!! In and out of jail since the age of 18......Hmmmmmmm???? Getting out......U sound STUPID!! (Thats just a waste of money!!! Google ur MAN!!!!! He should have been killed also!!!! Would have saved the judiciary system from wasting time and money!!! And if you had an ounce of sense u would stop talking in public!!!!! I feel sorry for you and your baby!!! You dont even understand the situation u are in!!!! (SAD) Mommy nor Daddy are playing with a full deck!!!!! And I dont think you want the truck back after dude was "leaking" and "stinking" in it!!! Get ur Paper Up!!! :-)....$$$$$$$...Dont try to steal it next time either!!!! And 4 tha record....was THERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And please leave MY GOD out of your foolishness!!! Get YOUR info 1st hand!!!! And perhaps not from a piece of crap, stealing, liar!!! You gonna learn today!!!!! ..........#Daddywillnotbehomefornewyearseither
All worked out December 28, 2012 at 07:37 AM
Just STOP
All worked out December 28, 2012 at 08:08 AM
And Sweetie learn .....everything is Public Record...Ur Lil Boy.... has 4 charges and NO BOND on ALL Charges!!!!!!! Thx Legal system!!!!....told U...U Gonna Learn today!!!! Alright...Alright....Alright!!!!!!!! Denial is NOT a River!!!! LMAO
Bryan December 28, 2012 at 03:39 PM
Brianna Banks is full of it. The punk is still locked up and he hasnt had his day in court. When that does happen, he will be in the pen for a while. Two down, many more to go.
Shannon Brown December 29, 2012 at 05:52 PM
Loves it! If more people shoot back these lil nigglits will stop running up on innocent people. Best believe the 40 cal smith and wess is by my side at all times.
Brianna Banks January 01, 2013 at 05:16 PM
Um idk why yu lieing but gods sees and knows everything! This was not a robbery! Neither one of them had on masks and when yur so called boyfriend shot my bd friend after they were arguing why they didnt shoot bk? Yur bf shot lil ty twice n the chest and the truck up 30 times no shot at hym! Its on video and wen its played n court yall the ones going down for lying! My man coming home so stop stressing bout mines period! We straight boo! Tell the truth and tryna send ppl to jail to cover yal ass! God sees and knows everything and by the grace of god my man lived without a scratch on hym im thankful and nw his name getting cleared! # there is a god! I wanna pray for the young man killed over an argument that got out of hand and I wanna pray for his family as nd kids! Hes n a better place
Max D January 01, 2013 at 05:19 PM
If he does any time at all considering ATL's impotent court system. Cops are so frustrated that even the few that would arrest some of these maggots are reluctant because the judges release them even when they have prior felonies, and the juvie system is the WORST! "War on 'terror', War on Drugs, War on poverty..." Kiss my jaundiced ass, "congress"!!! How about a REAL 'War on Crime"?! Courts, cops and congressmen don't have what it takes to do the job and the perps know it. That leaves it up to the rest of us, doesn't it?

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