1 Dead, 5 Hurt in Mall Robbery 'Gone Really, Really Bad'

Good Samaritan killed while intervening in San Antonio
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 22, 2017 6:19 PM CST
People exit the Rolling Oaks Mall Sunday in San Antonio.   (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
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(Newser) – One person is dead and five more injured in what San Antonio's police chief calls a mall "robbery gone really, really bad." (The number of casualties was in flux.) Police say it began when two men robbed a Kay's Jewelers in the city's Rolling Oaks Mall, then were confronted by two people who tried to stop them as they left, reports MySanAntonio.com. One of the robbery suspects shot and killed one of the Good Samaritans, and the other Good Samaritan then shot and wounded that suspect, reports NBC Dallas-Fort Worth. The second suspect then took off through the mall and began shooting, say police. The AP reports that he injured a man and woman, while two others in the mall sustained non-shooting injuries. Both robbers were thought to be at large. (Read more mall shooting stories.)

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