Thu, 23 Jan 2014 14:22:55 GMT — 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.