Brinks security guard shot during armed robbery in metro Atlanta

CHEROKEE COUNTY, Ga. — Police in two counties are investigating whether an arrest Monday afternoon may be connected to the shooting of a Brinks security guard in Holly Springs.

The shooting happened at a health park in Cherokee County Monday morning. It was the second armored truck robbery and shooting in metro Atlanta in just a couple days.

Part of Wellstar Cherokee Health Park was blocked off by crime scene tape Monday morning.

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Holly Springs police said officers were called to the location around 7:45 a.m. in reference to a person shot.

A patient at the hospital said he saw the injured security guard on the ground.

“I heard a woman who was registering me, screaming. The Brinks guard was laying on the entrance. There’s a little circular drive there and he was laying there on the drive,” Roger Heberer said. “I just hope he’s OK.”

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The victim was taken to Kennestone Hospital and was listed as stable. Police say he is expected to make a full recovery.

“At this point he has been transported from this location to Kennestone Hospital in stable condition. At this time I don’t have further information due to it being an ongoing investigation,” a police spokesperson said.

NewsChopper 2 over the scene showed crime scene tape around the entrance to the medical facility with a Brinks truck parked. The trucks often carry money and other valuables.

Police say the shooter tried to get to the cash, there was a struggle and the robber shot the security guard and took off.

Monday afternoon, Powder Springs police arrested a man they say is connected to several armored truck robberies, but have not directly connected him to Monday morning’s shooting.