This Is Crazy: Robber Shoots Hotel Clerk & Accidently Kills Himself At The Exact Same Time *WARNING GRAPHIC VIDEO*

ATLANTA — Channel 2 Action News obtained video of a deadly shooting at a south Atlanta hotel on Monday that may show the robber killing himself, according to police.

Detectives told Channel 2’s Ryan Young they are studying the tape and trying to explain the events that unfolded at Travelodge Hotel near Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport on Sunday.

Hotel security cameras show the unidentified robber walk into the hotel office. The man bought a snack out of a vending machine then walked to the counter and pulled a gun on Vrajesh Patel, 19, according to police.

It appears other customers were not aware of the robbery until the gun fired, police told Young.

When the gun went off, Patel was hit in the stomach, but at virtually the same time, a second bullet from the gun hits the robber in the head, according to detectives.

Police told Young their initial belief is the force of the first blast caused the gun to fire a second time, killing the robber instantly.

The surveillance video showed money flying into the air and smoke hovering over the hotel front desk as a customer scrambled for cover. Then Patel manages to climb up to the counter and call 911.
Patel’s family told Young he’s expected to make a full recovery. “We feel very blessed because he is very lucky. If you see the video, it was a very bad shooting,” said Patel’s brother, who did not want to be identified.
Blood was everywhere. I was scared too but more worried about him staying alive. Very devastating experience,” the victim’s brother told Young.
Authorities were still looking for a man believed to be the gunman’s accomplice.


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