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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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