by: Liz Artz Updated:
ATLANTA - The family of a man shot and killed by security guards thinks the guards overstepped their bounds.
The family told Channel 2's Liz Artz he shouldn't have been on private property at midnight, he's been in trouble with the law before, but they think security guards at a local trucking company should have let the police handle the trespassing issue.
Investigators said armed security guards working overnight at RoadOne Intermodal Logistics off South River Industrial Blvd. shot two men who they said were breaking into shipping containers on the property. Police said one of the men died near the scene as he tried to get away, the other man collapsed on a neighborhood street about a-half mile away.
Police said it appeared the men were both shot in a pick-up truck that was also used as the getaway vehicle.
“These boys didn't have no weapon. They didn't draw no gun on them, neither one of them," a victim's family member said.
She went on to tell Artz that the man did not deserve to be killed over what she thinks is a trespassing issue.
She said, "They're not perfect, but you don't just go up there and take nobody's life like that."
Police have not said if the men were armed or if there was stolen merchandise on them. The other man shot is in critical condition at Grady Hospital.