Customer kills hatchet-wielding attacker at convenience store

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A masked customer attacked a Burien (Washington) 7-Eleven clerk Sunday morning with a hatchet, slicing the clerk’s stomach. Police say another customer pulled out a gun and shot and killed the attacker , as reported by KIRO7 News.
The good Samaritan had been sitting in the store, drinking his regular morning coffee.
Kuldeep Singh, a clerk at the store, received a gash to his stomach but is OK. Asked if the suspect hit him, Singh said, “Yes, yes, two three times in here,” pointing to his stomach.
Sinhg was working when King County sheriff’s deputies say a man with a mask on and a hatchet for wood-cutting walked into the store and, without a word, started swinging the hatchet, hitting the clerk.
“This could have been disastrous,” said Sgt. Cindi West. It wasn’t — thanks to a customer who deputies say was also attacked while drinking coffee near the register.
The 60-year-old is a regular customer and a licensed concealed gun carrier, according to the sheriff’s office. He took out his pistol and shot the suspect, said West. Medics weren’t able to revive the suspect.
“Had this [customer] not shot, who knows what would’ve happened. We might have a dead clerk right now and instead we have a dead bad guy,” said West.
Singh said he thought the suspect was going to kill him. He said he is happy. Singh’s friend, who also works at a nearby convenience store, called the customer who shot the suspect ‘a good guy.’
“We do not see any wrongdoing on the part of the customer. In fact, he probably saved lives in this case,” said West.
Boulevard Park-area deputies are calling the customer who killed the attacker a hero. The motive may never be known, but West says the suspect did not ask for money before attacking the people inside the convenience store. The man deputies call a good Samaritan was too shaken to speak.
Although charges are not expected, this case is going to be forwarded to the King County Prosecutor’s Office for review.

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4 years ago

I’m sure his momma will say , ” He was a good boy ”
D , was the perp a darker shade of pale ?

4 years ago


Auntie Lulu
Auntie Lulu
4 years ago

My heart goes out to the Good Samaritan, I am sure that no one wishes to have to take a life in order to save one. At least this story ends up the way it should (unless the DA would decide to prosecute, which hopefully is unlikely) . . . with the bad guy dead, and a good guy saved.

4 years ago

interesting there was no description of the suspect or even a name…I wonder why they haven’t revealed that info?

4 years ago

The King County Medical Examiner identified the man killed as 43-year-old Steven Blacktongue. Might be an American Indian.