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Robbers flee after gunshots are fired

ALBANY, Ga. -- One robbery suspect flashed a 6-inch butcher's knife and another held a handgun while attempting to rob a mobile home park office. The victim fought back.

Park manager Diahann McCullock began shooting with her .410-caliber Taurus Judge pistol after the gunman shot at her, said a Dougherty County police Department official.

The 250-pound black man with the gun had a fake tin police badge when he entered the office at about 9 a.m. Thursday at 600 Holly Drive, Sexton said.

He demanded money as the other black man came in the office from behind McCullock, Sexton said. McCullock told the bandits there was no money in the office -- not even in her purse, Sexton added.

"She struggled with the man with the knife," said police Capt. Jimmy Sexton. "The other man shot at her and she returned fire. The two fled after she began shooting. She might have hit them."

Sexton said McCullock injured her hand or arm in the struggle. A preliminary report did not list her injuries as gunshot wounds, he added.

Police are looking for the two men in connection with the robbery.

Sexton described the gunman as in his late 40s, about 5-7 and wearing a white button-down shirt with a sky-blue tie.

The other suspect is in his late 20s, wearing blue jeans, black shoes and a black hoodie sweatshirt. The hood was pulled up over his black hat that had white writing across it.

Anyone with additional information should call the Dougherty County Police at (229) 430-6600 or Crime Stoppers at (229) 436-TIPS (8477).

Crime stoppers is an anonymous tipline. People with information could become eligible for cash rewards.