It may have been kill or be killed for two employees of a Metro PCS store along Folsom Boulevard Sunday afternoon.
A would-be robber came in, supposedly armed.
“We have a deceased male in the back area of the store. There is a handgun at his feet,” said Sgt. Jason Ramos with the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department.
One of the store employees had shot and killed that man. Police say the employees then called for help and went outside.
Both employees were detained by authorities but have since been allowed to leave. They are said to be cooperating with investigators.
Sheriff’s say they will also be investigating whether the gun used to kill the suspected robber was here legally and purchased legitimately.
No other people were inside the business at the time.
Cecilio Padilla contributed to this report.