Liquor store customer shoots man on killing spree - WSMV News 4

Liquor store customer shoots man on killing spree

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Jeffrey Scott Pitts Jeffrey Scott Pitts
Magnet Package Store Magnet Package Store

A customer of a Rockdale County liquor store said he opened fire on a gunman who shot and killed a store owner and another customer.

“I heard gunfire and I hit the floor,” said Todd Scott.

Police said Jeffrey Scott Pitts, 36, became disgruntled when the owner of the Magnet Package Store in Conyers refused to sell him liquor.

Officers said the store owner claimed Pitts had been in the store the day before and had stolen an item.

Police said Pitts left the liquor store, but later returned and opened fire on the owner and customers.

“I assume that this man was not going to stop, so I came up,” said Scott.

Scott was carrying a weapon and fired a shot at Pitts. He said he is not sure whether Pitts was struck.

“That's when I noticed that there was a customer over here that had been shot,” said Scott.

“I look behind the counter. The clerk was lying on the ground. His wife was next to him,” he adds.

The store owner and the customer died.

Police said Pitts left the liquor store and went home where he lives with his parents.

Pitts allegedly shot his father and his mother who are hospitalized in stable condition.

Officers said Pitts then turn a high-powered rifle toward them. Police then shot and killed Pitts.

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