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Man shot trying to stop burglary

By Daniel Silliman

dsilliman@news-daily.com

A 33-year-old man was shot while trying to recover his stolen PlayStation video game system, according to police.

Larry Lee Gory, II, of Riverdale, got a call from Brinks reporting his home was being burglarized on Tuesday at about 11 a.m. The Delta employee left work, arriving at his home, at 7620 Chancey Lane, to find a young man on his back porch, according to a police report.

Gory asked the man, "What are you doing behind my house," he later told Clayton County police. Then he saw a second man come out of his house with his PlayStation 3 and two games.

Both men ran, and Gory chased the one with his PlayStation, but when he got close, the man allegedly threw the game system at him.

The burglary suspect "suddenly turned and threw the PlayStation and games," according to the police report, and pulled a "black-in-color revolver from his waist area and pointed the gun at [Gory]."

Gory told police the man fired the gun once, and then he (Gory) stopped, letting the burglars escape. Police were dispatched to the Riverdale house in response to the alarm, but the call was upgraded, while officers were enroute, to "a burglary in progress where the home owner was chasing the perpetrators." When police arrived, Gory's hand was bloody, his PlayStation was on the ground behind his house and his back window was smashed.

Police stopped a vehicle seen leaving the area, and found three young men and a pistol -- two of them identified by Gory. He "positively identified offender 1 as the person who came out of his house with the PlayStation and as the person who tried to shoot him."

"Offender 1," according to police, is Quamain Jalil Wilson, a 17-year-old from Riverdale. He was charged with burglary, aggravated assault and battery.

Wilson allegedly told police he threw a rock through the window and went inside.

Police also arrested Calvin Lamars Watson, a 19-year-old from Riverdale, and charged him with burglary, and Brandon M. Morrow, a 19-year-old from Riverdale, as "party to a crime of burglary."

Police recovered a black revolver, a .32-caliber with one shot fired. Gory reportedly told police it looked like the gun that had been pointed at him.