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3 Arrested in Death of Video Store Owner

RIVERDALE, Ga. (AP) - Police say three Atlanta men have been
charged in the robbery and fatal shooting of the owner of a
Riverdale video store that fronted for an illegal casino.

Riverdale Police Chief Samuel Patterson said Thursday that
28-year-old Gary Kilgore, 39-year-old Dexter Armstrong and
33-year-old Jessie Mathis were charged with murder, aggravated
assault and armed robbery.

Police say Armstrong and Mathis were inside the Thai Video on
Oct. 19 when Kilgore allegedly stormed in, yelled "Down on the
floor, ATF" and shot 54-year-old Souphoth Thammavongsa in the
neck. Patterson said the three suspects fled with thousands of
dollars.

Investigators found poker tables, video gaming machines and
other gambling equipment in the back of the store.


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