Three men tried to rob the Guns and Ammo Gunsmith in Belvedere early Thursday by crashing a van into the side, but the business owner shot them all and killed one of them, authorities said.
The robber who died is 20-year-old K’Raven Goodwin of Eastover, S.C. (left photo), while the two who survived with gunshot wounds are 27-year-old Frankin Robinson of Gadsden, S.C. (middle photo) and 30-year-old Eddie Stewart of Columbia, S.C. (right photo).
Aiken County Sheriff’s Office just sent out these photos in a press release with this headline: “Home owner/Business owner protects his property during burglary.”
According to sheriff’s Sgt. Jason Feemster, deputies responded to the business and talked to business owner Stephen Bayazes Jr., whose residence is in the rear of the business. Deputies also found a hole in the side of the building and a suspect with gunshot wounds.
“It has been determined through the investigation that S. Bayazes woke up by a loud crash. He went to investigate and found three males inside the store,” Sgt. Feemster said. “S. Bayazes advised that when the suspects noticed him a suspect made the comment, ‘kill that mother f**ker.”
Sgt. Feemster said the business owner then began shooting at the suspects, retreated to his apartment and then returned later to the front of the store as the suspect’s van was leaving with two of the robbers.
The other two suspects were located by North Augusta Police at the Waffle House after they had stopped there seeking medical attention for gunshot wounds they had suffered.
All three suspects were transported to an area hospital and were identified. K’Raven Goodwin died as a result of his wounds at the hospital. Both Eddie Stewart and Franklin Robinson remain at an area hospital.