Chandler, AZ Jewelry store owner stops armed robbery

From the Arizona Republic:

Store owner shoots, kills suspect during robbery
by Erin Zlomek - Dec. 20, 2008 09:42 PM
The Arizona Republic
One suspect is dead and the owner of a jewelry store is wounded following an attempted robbery in Chandler Saturday evening.

At around 6:45 p.m. two armed men entered family-owned Christopher Diamonds at 2560 W. Chandler Blvd. with the intent to rob the store, said Chandler Police Department Detective David Ramer.

The store owner, his wife and adult son were inside. The owner pulled out a gun and a gunbattle ensued. One suspect and the owner were shot.

The injured suspect fled, then jumped into a stolen truck and drove until he reached the Loop 101 and Broadway before pulling over. He later died from his wound.

The other suspect fled on foot to a northern neighborhood. A K-9 officer tracked him down and police made an arrest at around 8:15 p.m.

The owner was sent to a local hospital and is expected to recover from a gunshot wound to the face, Ramer said.

Thanks to Bill Bulgier for sending me this link.



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