On 06-25-13, Villa Rica Police Department responded to Junior Food Store located at 516 Dallas Highway, Villa Rica Ga., in response to a report of a robbery and shots fired. Upon the officers arrival it was discovered that the suspect had died from gunshot wounds.
The suspect was identified as Durante Octavious Ashley, 19 years old, from Villa Rica. The investigation showed that Ashley entered the store wearing a black bandanna covering his face, a green hooded jacket with the hood covering his head, and pointing a handgun at the clerk.
Ashley forced the clerk to open the register and began to remove money from the cash drawer.
The store clerk was armed with a handgun and shot Ashley as he was removing the money. No other customers were in the store at the time of the robbery and the clerk was not injured during the robbery.