Police: Would-Be Robber Shoots Self In Foot
ATHENS, Ga. -- Police in Athens say a man preparing to rob a convenience store accidentally shot himself.
Athens-Clarke police Capt. Clarence Holeman says 19-year-old Michael Anthony Randall Jr. of Athens shot himself above the ankle with a sawed-off shotgun when he tried to pull it out from his coveralls as he approached the store Sunday night.
The Athens Banner-Herald reports Holeman says the blast caused extensive damage, and doctors do not think they will be able to save Randall's foot.
Holeman says investigators plan to take out a warrant charging Randall with attempt to commit armed robbery.
Randall was being treated for his injuries at Athens-Regional Medical Center.