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.