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Masked Man Opens Fire On Store Owner In South Seattle Robbery

Detectives are looking for a man who opened fire on a convenience store owner during a robbery in South Seattle Monday night.

Around 9:45 pm on July 30th, the suspect—who was wearing a mask—walked into the store at Renton Avenue S. and S. Kenyon Street, approached an employee in the back of the shop, and told him hand over all the cash in the register.

When suspect began fumbling with the cash register, the store’s owner came out of a back room carrying a two-by-four and charged at the suspect.

The suspect pulled out a handgun, ran out of the store, and fired two shots at the owner.

The owner was not hit.

Outside the store, the suspect joined up with a second man—who may have acted as a lookout during the robbery—and jumped in black four-door sedan, which sped off southbound on 44th Avenue S.

The victims described the armed suspect as a black male in his 20s, 6’2, 160 pounds, with a slim build, wearing a camo jacket and green mask.

The second suspect is a black male in his 20s, 5’11-6’1, wearing a white hoodie and dark baseball cap.

If you recognize either of these men, please contact the robbery unit at (206) 684-5535.