DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. - A patron at Motel 6 in DeKalb County fought back against two armed men trying to rob him early Wednesday morning.
Police described the encounter on Candler Road near Interstate 20 as a "gun battle" in the hallway.
"The victim was approached by two men as he headed to his room and attempted to rob him," said Lt. B.K. Deloach. "During the altercation he somehow managed to grab one of their guns and chased after them, shooting."
The victim was struck in the head with a pistol by one of the two men and is being treated for head injuries. Police believe he shot one of the attackers since there was a trail of blood leading out of the motel.
Witnesses said the men sped off in a burgundy pickup truck.
Detectives are looking at surveillance video to get a description of the suspects.