A Sikh store clerk was attacked by a masked man who swung a machete at him causing severe cuts. Luckily, a regular customer drinking coffee came to his rescue and shot the man dead saving the Sikh store clerk’s life.
Authorities have hailed the customer as a hero who said, “This could have been disastrous,” King County Sheriff Sgt. Cindi West told KIRO7. “Had this guy not shot, who knows what would have happened? We might have a dead clerk right now, and instead we have a dead bad guy.”
The Washington Post reported:
“The clerk, Kuldeep Singh, suffered minor cuts to his stomach. He, too, thanked the customer for saving his life.
“He [was] killing me,” Singh, 58, said of the hatchet-wielding attacker. Singh added that the customer was a “nice guy.”
West said that the incident will be investigated fully but that the 60-year-old customer was currently being considered a Good Samaritan.
The “customer, the shooter, is shaken up but from everything that we see right now from the scene – there’s no wrongdoing on his part,” she told King 5. “In fact, he probably saved a life in this case.”