Jeweler shoots attacker in his car

A wholesale jeweler from Illinois shot a man who tried to drag him out of his car in a hotel parking lot in Forest Park, Ga., the Associated Press reports.

The jeweler, whose name wasn’t released, had pulled into a Ramada Inn on Ga. Highway 85 shortly after 5 p.m. Friday when a group of men approached his car, according to Clayton County Police.

One of the men broke the window of the car and tried to pull him out,” the Associated Press reports. While struggling, the jeweler was able to reach his gun and fire three rounds, according to police.

One of the men was injured and taken to a nearby hospital, the AP reports. The other men ran off.

It was not known if the 37-year-old jeweler had any jewelry with him or if robbery was the motive for the assault, the AP reports. Police reportedly said there have been jewelers robbed in similar fashion at Clayton County hotels recently.