Columbus man shot at in attempted robbery, tackles gunman

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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) –  A Columbus man, who was shot at during an attempted robbery, tells Columbus police he managed to take down an armed robbery suspect.

When police arrived at the Avalon Apartments on Cusseta Road Friday night, they found 18-year-old Nicholas Gates from Phenix City held to the ground by 25-year-old Brandon Grady.

Grady says Gates tried to hold him at gunpoint in a breezeway of the complex and fired three shots at him.  That's when Grady says he fought back and tackled Gates to the ground.

Police arrested Gates and charged him with criminal attempted armed robbery, aggravated assault. Gates was also charged with theft by receiving stolen property, because police say he used a stolen gun.

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