A customer drinking coffee at a 7-11 Sunday morning (March 13) shot and killed a man who entered a convenience store in the 11000 block of 8th Ave S. (map below) in Boulevard Park and attacked him and a clerk with a hatchet. Deputies received the call around 5:45 a.m. and responded to the store, located in unincorporated King County. The clerk and customer told police that the suspect entered the store wearing a mask and armed with a hatchet. The suspect did not make any statements but swung the hatchet at the customer and then went behind the counter and attacked the clerk. The customer drew a pistol and shot the suspect. King County Medics responded and attempted to resuscitate the suspect but he was pronounced dead at the scene. The customer, a 60-year old Seattle man, was not injured. He has a valid concealed pistol license. The clerk, a 58-year old Seattle man, received a minor injury to his stomach from the hatchet attack. The suspect, believed to be in his 40s, has not yet been identified. Once completed, the investigation will be forwarded to the prosecutorâ€™s office for review. The King County Medical Examiner will identify the suspect and determine nature and cause of death.
On my way to S110th/ 8th Ave S for fatal shooting. Initial report of customer shooting hatchet wielding masked man.â€” KingcosoPIO (@kingcosoPIO) March 13, 2016