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Armed robber shot by veteran released from hospital, taken to jail

Devin Burton was charged with two counts of aggravated assault and armed robbery. Devin Burton was charged with two counts of aggravated assault and armed robbery.
The robbery happened July 17th at a Marathon gas station near Sycamore. The robbery happened July 17th at a Marathon gas station near Sycamore.
Marleigh Agner was charged with party to a crime of armed robbery. Marleigh Agner was charged with party to a crime of armed robbery.
Hardeep Benipal, standing, said that Rogers, seated, saved his life. Hardeep Benipal, standing, said that Rogers, seated, saved his life.
Surveillance video showed Burton entered the store with his face covered and wearing a hat, and pointed a gun at the clerk. Surveillance video showed Burton entered the store with his face covered and wearing a hat, and pointed a gun at the clerk.
TURNER CO., GA (WALB) -

An accused armed robber who was shot by an armed citizen at a convenience store was released from the hospital, and taken directly to jail Monday.

According to a report, 18-year-old Devin Burton was taken to the Turner County Jail. He is charged with two counts of aggravated assault and armed robbery.

The robbery happened July 17th at a Marathon gas station near Sycamore.

Surveillance video showed Burton entered the store with his face covered and wearing a hat, and pointed a gun at the clerk.

That just happened to be the same day Don Rogers, a Vietnam veteran who regularly carries, was also inside the store.

He said he saw Burton with his gun pointed at the clerk, and pulled out his own gun.

"And when I did, he looked over at me and turned my way and I fired a shot. And he grabbed his side and then I fired two more shots before he got out the door," said Rogers.

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Two of the three shots hit Burton, who ran and got into a car driven by 17-year-old Marliegh Agner, who drove away.

Burton was injured badly from the shooting, and the two stopped to call 911.

Agner was also charged with two counts of aggravated assault and armed robbery.

Burton was in the hospital for 10 days before being released and taken to jail.

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