Man Killed at Mall Was Having His Wedding Ring Cleaned

Jon Murphy was shot while trying to stop a robbery
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 23, 2017 11:30 AM CST
Man Killed at Mall Was Having His Wedding Ring Cleaned
Jon and Aimee Murphy.   (GoFundMe)

A man who was shot to death while trying to stop a robbery inside a mall jewelry store was there with his wife to have their wedding rings cleaned. Police say Jon Murphy, 42, was killed at San Antonio's Rolling Oaks Mall during Sunday's robbery of a Kay's Jewelers, reports "One of the citizens who tried to intervene and stop the robbery, (keep) the robbers from escaping, was shot by one of the suspects," says police chief William McManus. A friend fills in the details at a GoFundMe page for Murphy's family. "Jon and his wife Aimee used their rare day off to go to the mall together and get their wedding rings cleaned," the page reads. When the robbery took place, "Jon, the protector, lost his life making sure nobody else did."

Police say that when the two robbers tried to leave the store, two "Good Samaritans" attempted to stop them. After one of the robbers shot and killed Murphy, a second, unidentified person shot and wounded that robber. The other robber then ran through the mall firing his weapon, police say. Two people were injured by his gunfire, another woman suffered chest pains, and a fourth person, a pregnant woman, had labor pains. Both suspects are now in custody, reports the AP, with the one who was shot in critical condition. The conditions of the injured bystanders were not known. (Read more mall shooting stories.)

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