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      Police: 1 man dead after attempted armed robbery

      Sumter Police say one man is dead after an armed robbery at a jewelry store.
      SUMTER, SC (WACH) -- Sumter Police say one man is dead after an armed robbery at a jewelry store.

      According to Police, just before 8 Thursday morning officers were called to Galloway & Moseley Fine Jewelers after a masked man approached two employees with a weapon.

      Police say one of the victims has a concealed weapons permit and in self-defense pointed their gun at the suspect.

      Investigators say that's when the robber placed his gun against his head and fired a shot.

      Sumter County Officials say Josh Smith died from a self inflicted gunshot wound.

      Sumter Police continue to investigate the incident.

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