Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Spokane, Washington

From Spokane’s KXLY.com of December 27, 2005
Suspect Killed in Failed Robbery Attempt

Kootenai County sherriff's deputies were called to Lew's Smoke Shop at 6891 W. Seltice Way inside the Stateline Village Shopping Center at approximately 10-minutes before 8:00pm Monday. Tha'ts [sic] when the store clerk called to report that he had shot an attempted robber. When the officers and medical personnel arrived, they found an adult white male, wearing a ski mask, lying dead on the floor of the store, with a weapon inside the waist of his pants.

The shooting is under investigation and the identities of the store clerk, and the robber have not been released.
From Spokane’s KXLY.com of March 22, 2006
Convenience store clerk who killed robber won't be charged

A Stateline convenience store clerk who shot and killed a robber will not be charged.

Kootenai County prosecutors say 47-year-old Jeffrey Hayes was justified in shooting Joseph Kalani Hatchie, who confronted Hayes with a pellet gun in December.

Authorities say Hatchie was trying to hold up Lew's Smoke Shop in Stateline when he held the plastic BB gun to Haye's chest and demanded cash. Police say the gun looked like a real firearm.

Hayes pulled his own gun from beneath the counter and fired at Hatchie, striking him ten times.

Hatchie, a father and stepfather to seven children, lived in Greenacres, Washington, with his wife, Kim.

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