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Georgia man fatally shoots masked teen robbers in possible ‘stand your ground’ case

A homeowner in Georgia turned the tables on three masked suspects early Monday morning, shooting and killing all of them when they tried to rob him on his front lawn, reports said.

The melee kicked off at about 4 a.m. when the suspects — two 16-year-olds and one 15-year-old — approached the man and two other people in front of his house in Conyers, a suburb of Atlanta in Rockdale County, ABC News reported.

One of the suspects apparently pulled a handgun during the robbery attempt and fired several shots, according to the report.

The homeowner then opened fire with his own gun and shot all three of the suspects. One of them was pronounced dead at the scene and the other two were declared dead at a local hospital, the report added.

“It could be a ‘stand your ground’ type case, based on the preliminary [information] that we have learned so far,” Rockdale County Sheriff Eric Levett said, according to the report.

A neighbor told local television station WSB-TV that the man who lives in the house is a truck driver who owns a semi-automatic rifle.

Another witness told the news station he heard a volley of gunfire that sounded like a rifle.

“It was five shots and then it sounded like a handgun. Then I heard somebody have an assault rifle. And it was a slew of shots that came out,” the neighbor, Carlos Watson, told the station.

The man’s name has not been released.