The Latest: Police: Good Samaritans should use best judgment

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Posted: Jan 23, 2017 3:10 PM
The Latest: Police: Good Samaritans should use best judgment

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The Latest on the shooting at a shopping mall in San Antonio (all times local):

2 p.m.

Authorities say two men who tried to stop two suspects after a robbery at a San Antonio mall likely felt they needed to intervene in what they believed was a dangerous situation where others might get hurt.

One of the men was killed.

San Antonio police spokesman Officer Doug Greene said Monday that authorities advise people to use their best judgment in such situations.

The robbery happened Sunday afternoon at a jewelry store inside Rolling Oaks Mall. Green said one man who was unarmed tried to intervene and was shot. He did not provide details on what the good Samaritan tried to do.

Greene said another man then shot one of the robbers. Greene says that man was within his rights to use his licensed concealed handgun.

The Bexar County Medical Examiner's Office identified the man who was killed as 42-year-old Jonathan Murphy.

The suspects are in custody.

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1:50 a.m.

San Antonio police say two suspects are in custody after a robbery inside a shopping mall ended in a shooting that left one man dead and several injured.

In a statement early Monday, police say both suspects face preliminary charges of capital murder and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

The robbery happened Sunday afternoon at a jewelry store inside Rolling Oaks Mall. Police Chief William McManus said Sunday that one of the suspects fatally shot a "good Samaritan" who tried to stop them as they fled the store.

Authorities say two other people were shot and two women suffered non-shooting injuries.

One suspect was shot by an individual who had a licensed concealed handgun. Police say that suspect is hospitalized in critical condition.

Officials say the second suspect was later arrested in nearby Converse.