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Police confirm a shooting occurred at San Antonio's Rolling Oaks Mall, Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017. (KABB/WOAI/Renee Santos)

The Good Samaritan shot trying to stop a Texas robbery was a retired Marine


Jon, the protector, lost his life making sure nobody else did.
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UPDATE Jan. 23 10:00 a.m.:

The man killed in the botched mall robbery on Sunday was identified as Jonathan Murphy, 42. A GoFundMe page, which has not been verified to be connected to Murphy's family, described him as a "first-rate protector" and retired Marine who was at the mall with his wife to get their wedding bands cleaned.

UPDATE Jan. 22 6:18 p.m.: 

A Good Samaritan was shot and killed Sunday while trying to stop a robbery inside Rolling Oaks Mall in San Antonio, Texas, according to San Antonio Police Chief William McManus.

Two men were attempting to rob a Kay Jewelers inside the mall around 3:30 p.m., when the Good Samaritan stepped in, according to Circa's affiliate KABB.

A bystander pulled out his concealed weapon and shot one of the suspects. The second suspect, however, fled the scene.

 The shooting suspect was taken to the hospital in critical condition. 

“It’s absolutely senseless. Absolutely senseless. This is the second time that a Good Samaritan was killed trying to intervene in a crime to help the victim,” McManus said. “It’s absolutely senseless.”

Police said a man and a woman who were injured during the incident were also taken to the hospital. In addition, one woman suffered a heart attack and another went into labor.

Original Story

Police are on the scene of a shooting inside Rolling Oaks Mall in San Antonio, Texas. 

Authorities said the shooting happened shortly after 3:30 p.m. Sunday, according to Circa's affiliate KABB

Officials have placed the mall on lockdown and have asked that everyone stay away from the area. 

KABB reporter Renee Santos spoke with a woman whose daughter is still inside the mall.

San Antonio's mayor tweeted saying that there could be a second suspect in the shooting.

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