The man who police say pulled a gun and tried to rob a south Fulton County Waffle House early Monday was shot by an off-duty security guard who was eating at the counter near the cash register.

The robbery suspect, Ashton MacAfee, 21, was armed with a silver pistol when he entered the restaurant on Jonesboro Road just off Interstate 85 in Union City shortly before 2 a.m. on Monday, reports Atlanta Business Chronicle broadcast partner WXIA-TV.

When police arrived, they found MacAfee handcuffed and lying on the floor just inside the restaurant door, bleeding