In November 2015 three armed robbers entered a jewelry store in North Carolina. They began making threats to employees and customers while “waving guns.” An employee emerged from the back room with a firearm and fired twice hitting one of the robbers at least once. The robber died on his way out the store. The two other accomplices are still at large. According to the news report:
Elliott, 30, was wounded and ran out of the store, along with the other robbers. He collapsed just outside the business and died at the scene. The other robbers ran away and are still being sought by police.
Investigators said that Elliott was also known as Matthew Shawn Elliott and that he had two prior felony convictions in North Carolina for robbery with a dangerous weapon.