ALBANY, Ga. — Police in southwest Georgia say a man died after he was shot while trying to protect his mother from an armed robbery.

Dougherty County Coroner Michael Fowler told WALB-TV that 50-year-old Thomas Anthony Dixon died from a single gunshot wound to the torso.

Police say Dixon was trying to protect his 72-year-old mother from an armed robbery when he was shot just after 9:30 a.m. Sunday.

Police were looking for the suspect who fled on foot after the shooting.

Information from: WALB-TV,

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