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Disabled Fairburn man shot during gunbattle with home invaders

Oct. 3, 2013 photo
JOHN SPINK / JSPINK@AJC.COM
The victim’s uncle hid in a closet during the robbery, and was able to call 911.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

When three masked men crashed through the back door of Dennis Thomas’ home in Fairburn at 4:15 a.m. Thursday demanding cash, Thomas, who is paralyzed and uses a wheelchair, fought back.

Seeing that at least two of the intruders were armed with handguns, Thomas grabbed his own gun and engaged the three in a fierce gunbattle, according to Fairburn police. He was shot at least seven times.

Sgt. Anthony Bazydlo, a spokesman for the Police Department, said Thomas “may have actually hit one of the suspects during the course of the gunfight.” . .

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