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Armored car guard shot dead for bag of cash.

16 years on the job, taking helicopter flight lessons: his flight school has set up a scholarship in his name. Ironically last week, a local station's producer called these guards "wannabe cops"-no doubt he's eating crow right now: this was a wannabe helicopter pilot.
Moronic felon suspects were all caught within 24 hours due to multiple mistakes.
LAKEWOOD, Wash. -- A guard of an armored car was killed and a second person was wounded after two gunmen opened fire at the Lakewood Wal-Mart store Tuesday afternoon, police said.
Witnesses told police the Loomis guard had just picked up some money at the Anchor Bank inside the store at 7001 Bridgeport Way West just after 1:30 p.m.

As he was walking out of the store, two men walked up and shot the guard, said Det. Ed Troyer with the Pierce County Sheriff's Office. A second person inside the store was also wounded in the shoulder by the same bullet, police said. That victim was holding a small child in their other arm, but the child was not hurt.

The guard died at the scene, Troyer said. The wounded person was rushed to Tacoma General Hospital. It's not known what condition he or she is in, but the injuries were not life-threatening.

The gunmen grabbed the bag of money and raced away from the scene in a white car before police arrived.

Store employees described a chaotic scene.

"I heard a lot of screaming - everyone, ladies throwing their stuff everywhere," said Rose Zamora, who works in the Wal-Mart photo shop. "I kept one little kid safe - I didn't even know where his mom was at - I just threw my smock over him to make sure he was OK. Then I saw his mom and gave him back to his mom."

Cashier Nora Sabin also saw the shooter.

"He was just waving the gun," she said. "I was so scared he was gonna come in and shoot more people."

The victim was identified by Loomis officials as 39-year-old Kurt Husted. He was a 15-year veteran of the company. He was not married.

Pat Flahurty with the Loomis Corporation said Husted typically wore an armored vest, but police say he was shot in the head.

Troyer released two photos of the suspected gunman, taken from the store's surveillance cameras.

The first suspect is a black man, about 6 feet tall with an average build. He was wearing a white hat with colored trim across the bill, a long-sleeve white shirt and black pants.


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Added: Jun-5-2009 
By: HydrogenEconomy
Tags: armored, car, driver, guard, shot, dead, killed, black, felons, wal, mart, lakewood
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