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Police: Attempted jewelry store robbery ends in suspect shooting himself
WIS TV ^ | Jan 23, 2014

Posted on 01/23/2014 5:09:10 PM PST by Jet Jaguar

SUMTER, SC (WIS)- Police in Sumter are investigating the attempted armed robbery of a jewelry store that ended with the suspect shooting himself in the head.

Sumter Police say officers were called to Galloway and Moseley Fine Jewelers on North Guigard Drive for an attempted armed robbery Thursday morning. Police say just before 8 a.m., the man tried to rob two employees as they opened the store.

Chief Russell Roark says one of the store employees holds a concealed weapons permit and was armed. Roark says the employee drew his gun in self-defense and pointed it toward the suspect. Roark says the suspect turned his own weapon to his head and shot himself.

The suspect died at the scene. His name will not be released until his family is notified.

Sumter Police are continuing to investigate.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: banglist; napl; sumter

1 posted on 01/23/2014 5:09:10 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: marktwain

Ping


2 posted on 01/23/2014 5:09:28 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: Jet Jaguar
Say what? He shot himself to keep from getting shot? Or something?

Criminals don't make sense....

/johnny

3 posted on 01/23/2014 5:12:38 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Nice of him to realize his error and save the state the cost of a trial.


4 posted on 01/23/2014 5:12:38 PM PST by szweig (HYHEY!! (Have You Had Enough Yet))
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To: Jet Jaguar
So who is the MSM going to refer to as the “victim”?
5 posted on 01/23/2014 5:16:13 PM PST by CrazyIvan (Obama phones= Bread and circuits.)
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To: Jet Jaguar; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ...
In before the "Blazing Saddles" pix!


6 posted on 01/23/2014 5:16:34 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Looks like he found a permanent solution to what to do with a criminal.


7 posted on 01/23/2014 5:16:37 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: Jet Jaguar

I thought the article was going to say that the perp shot himself in the Family Jewels.

Hey, this was in a jewelry store, folks.


8 posted on 01/23/2014 5:16:57 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: upchuck

Polite SC criminal ping!


9 posted on 01/23/2014 5:17:40 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Jet Jaguar
shot, himself, in the head...

10 posted on 01/23/2014 5:19:25 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Jet Jaguar
sorry he died, but
11 posted on 01/23/2014 5:19:26 PM PST by ZinGirl (kids in college....can't afford a tagline right now)
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To: Jet Jaguar
"... gee, you are a good sport."
12 posted on 01/23/2014 5:22:03 PM PST by NonValueAdded (It's not the penalty, it's the lack of coverage on 1 Jan. Think about it.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Does that qualify for workman’s comp? It was an on the job injury, afterall.


13 posted on 01/23/2014 5:23:07 PM PST by ApplegateRanch (Love me, love my guns!©)
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To: ApplegateRanch

Yeah, but he has to show up in person to collect.


14 posted on 01/23/2014 5:27:14 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Jet Jaguar
Warning: this tactic doesn't work in real life.


15 posted on 01/23/2014 5:28:28 PM PST by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: Jet Jaguar

I love stories with a happy ending.


16 posted on 01/23/2014 5:29:00 PM PST by Michael.SF. (I never thought anyone could make Jimmy Carter look good in comparison.)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Blood diamond sale in Sumter!


17 posted on 01/23/2014 5:29:59 PM PST by ToastedHead
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To: Slings and Arrows

The John Woo standoff...he did it wrong.


18 posted on 01/23/2014 5:30:45 PM PST by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?)...R.I.P.)
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To: RichInOC

If at first you don’t succeed, try...never mind.


19 posted on 01/23/2014 5:33:26 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Jet Jaguar

20 posted on 01/23/2014 5:34:05 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: CrazyIvan

So who is the MSM going to refer to as the “victim”?
= = = = = = = = = = = = = =
Seeing how this disadvantaged yute was forced to take up arm(s) to get money to feed his family he naturally is the victim here.
The ‘man’ would have persecuted him had he went to jail.
Besides money to feed his family he was trying to get enough for bus fare as he was to take his GED at 1PM - hence the robbery at opening time.
His family said he was being ‘crucified’ and that despite his rape and drug charges and sealed juvie record, he was a good boy that once gave the last piece of chicken to his baby momma.
That he had 4 children with 4 different girls by the time he was 19 just shows he was popular.

(need pic of ‘crying boy’)

Of course some lawyer will contact them about suing the store for not ‘giving it up’ in a timely fashion, or even sue the Gun Manufacture for having a defective product just because the gun went off - forget the fact his finger was on the trigger....

Oh yes, must make sure his kiddies and baby mommas get their share of SS payments AND his disability payments as he died on the job.

BTW the ‘latest’ ads for SSD BENEFITS run by lawyers.

Funny how it is BENEFITS for the druggies, drunks, junkies, slackers while those that put into it for 40/50+ years are considered receiving ENTITLEMENTS.

TALK ABOUT BIZZARRO WORLD...


21 posted on 01/23/2014 5:35:42 PM PST by xrmusn (6/98 --Because you have your head up your arse doesn't mean you have to have a crappy outlook.)
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To: Jet Jaguar

i wish all violent armed criminals followed this one’s example.


22 posted on 01/23/2014 5:38:48 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: szweig

Ammo isn’t getting cheaper either.


23 posted on 01/23/2014 5:51:56 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Works for me.


24 posted on 01/23/2014 6:00:39 PM PST by metmom (...fixing our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of our faith....)
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To: Jet Jaguar

“Nice shootin’, Tex.”


25 posted on 01/23/2014 6:30:51 PM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Jet Jaguar
Roark says the suspect turned his own weapon to his head and shot himself.

Shades of Blazing Saddles. "Don't nobody move or the (you know what word goes here) gets it.

26 posted on 01/23/2014 7:27:44 PM PST by metalurgist ( Want your country back? It'll take guns and rope. Marxists won't give up peaceably.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Survivors Benefit.


27 posted on 01/23/2014 8:26:06 PM PST by ApplegateRanch (Love me, love my guns!©)
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To: Jet Jaguar

http://www.theitem.com/news/man-shoots-self-in-early-morning-robbery/article_1b53e27a-8434-11e3-8efa-0019bb2963f4.html

Shortly before 7:50 a.m. Thursday, police say as two employees of Galloway and Moseley Fine Jewelers were walking up to the front door of the business preparing to open the store, they were approached by a man wearing a ski mask. The suspect, later identified as 24-year-old Sumter resident Joshua Duncan, pointed a gun at the men, saying he was robbing the store.

One of the employees, who police say has a concealed weapons permit, then brandished his own weapon and pointed it at the suspect.

“He did that to defend himself,” said Sumter Police public information officer Tonyia McGirt.

After a brief standoff between the two armed men, police say the suspect then turned his weapon to his head and fired, killing himself on the front steps of the business. “He never made it into the store,” McGirt said.

Sumter County Coroner both identified Duncan and confirmed he died from a single gunshot wound to the head.


28 posted on 01/23/2014 8:32:44 PM PST by ltc8k6
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To: Jet Jaguar
Roark says the suspect turned his own weapon to his head and shot himself.

Just before Roark shot himself in the head, it's reported he said, "What are you laughing at? I'm gonna shoot you next."

29 posted on 01/23/2014 9:36:22 PM PST by Graybeard58 (_.. ._. .. _. _._ __ ___ ._. . ___ ..._ ._ ._.. _ .. _. .)
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To: Jet Jaguar
Roark says the suspect turned his own weapon to his head and shot himself.

Just before the suspect shot himself in the head, it's reported he said, "What are you laughing at? I'm gonna shoot you next."

30 posted on 01/23/2014 9:37:06 PM PST by Graybeard58 (_.. ._. .. _. _._ __ ___ ._. . ___ ..._ ._ ._.. _ .. _. .)
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To: Jet Jaguar

I’m reminded of the 2 overly polite cartoon crows:

“Oh no, sir, allow me,”

“Oh please no, I’ll save you the trouble.”

Whatta polite perp.


31 posted on 01/23/2014 10:04:52 PM PST by Titan Magroyne (What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.)
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To: Titan Magroyne

Heckle and Jeckle?


32 posted on 01/24/2014 1:20:36 AM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Did the ancients know they were ancients? Or did they see themselves as presents?)
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To: Conspiracy Guy

Could be. Long time ago, seems like.


33 posted on 01/24/2014 1:53:05 AM PST by Titan Magroyne (What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.)
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To: Titan Magroyne

Long time ago for sure.


34 posted on 01/24/2014 2:30:00 AM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Did the ancients know they were ancients? Or did they see themselves as presents?)
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To: Graybeard58
> "What are you laughing at? I'm gonna shoot you next."

Now -that- right there is funny.

35 posted on 01/24/2014 2:56:22 AM PST by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is...sounding pretty good about now.)
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To: NonValueAdded

“... gee, you are a good sport.”

LOL!

George Carlin, “Toledo Window Box” ?


36 posted on 01/24/2014 4:51:23 AM PST by skepsel
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To: skepsel

Yep, Carlin, “Classic Gold” or “FM & AM”, cut 5 “Birth Control”


37 posted on 01/24/2014 5:13:17 AM PST by NonValueAdded (It's not the penalty, it's the lack of coverage on 1 Jan. Think about it.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

All’s well that ends well. ;-)

Hope you are doing well! Last year?


38 posted on 01/24/2014 11:34:16 PM PST by dixiechick2000 (Yitbos ~ BBM~ RIP Lancey Howard)
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To: dixiechick2000

Not by a long shot. Ah well, any day you’re above ground is a good day.


39 posted on 01/24/2014 11:47:10 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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