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Restaurant employee shot in leg

By Linda Looney-Bond

lbond@news-daily.com

A female restaurant employee was shot in the leg when two unidentified males entered the business early Monday morning, Clayton County Police said.

The incident occurred just after midnight at the Sonic restaurant, located at 1010 Pointe South Parkway, Riverdale, according to Officer Kevin Hughes, a Clayton County Police spokesman.

The store manager, Jeremy Stready, 29, told police that he and employee Amber Edwards, 20, were closing the store when he saw two males dressed in all-black clothing run past a window in front of him, according to a police report.

Stready told police he and Edwards ran to the rear of the store to call 911, according to the report.

"The manager did not know the front door was unlocked, and therefore he was surprised to see the suspects enter the business," the police report states.

Stready ran to the back door and opened the door, then heard a gunshot, according to the report. Stready ran out of the back door because he was being pursued by a suspect, the report states.

"He ran to another location and called 911," Hughes said.

Edwards, who had been shot in the left leg in the incident, was transported to Southern Regional Medical Center in Riverdale for treatment. "She was alert and conscious," Hughes said.

The two unknown suspects exited the rear door and ran behind the business into a wooded area, according to the police report.

The report lists the incident as an armed robbery, however, Hughes said there is no indication that anything was taken in the incident.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (404) 577-8477.