Seattle police: Customer shoots employee after argument about prices

SEATTLE — A customer shot an employee at a convenience store after a dispute about the cost of items late Tuesday night.

Just before 11 p.m., a customer walked into the store on the 600 block of First Avenue and brought several items up to the cashier.

As the employee rang up the items, the customer became irritated about the cost.

According to Seattle police, the employee told the customer if he didn’t like the prices he could leave.

The employee armed himself with a baseball bat as the customer tried to punch him.

As the customer started to walk out of the store, he reportedly pulled out a gun, shot the employee and fled.

The 27-year-old employee was provided medical aid by officers that arrived on the scene and transported to Harborview Medical Center.

His injuries are not considered life-threatening.

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