According to a statement from the SPD, the store clerk told dispatchers that he had just been attacked in the parking lot by a person known to him. The suspect had chased the victim with a machete.
The clerk said he shot at the suspect. The suspect was last seen running on foot in the alley behind the store. A few minutes later a call was received from a resident of an apartment in the 900 block of East Wells requesting an ambulance for a male who had been shot.