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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.

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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