On May 4th at around quarter to eleven in the morning, an armed, masked man walked into Bonaci Fine Jewelers, in Kent, Washington. He probably expected to pick up a bunch of gold, but he wound up getting lead instead.
He got into a gunfight with the owner and left empty-handed. He did manage to take some metal with him, as he was found about five miles away in Auburn on a bench, dead. He died of a gunshot.
Police Chief Ken Thomas said “I’m just happy innocent citizens were not injured based on the dangerous actions of an armed robbery suspect.” The owner protected two employees and two customers from harm by presenting and using his firearm.