Woodbury police release jewelry store gunman's name
Woodbury police on Wednesday identified a 54-year-old Minneapolis man as the man suspected of robbing a jewelry store before taking his own life.
According to police, the subject, Thomas Eric Jones, brandished a handgun Saturday, June 21, while attempting to rob Johnson Jewelers. A worker at the store said Jones bagged up diamonds but panicked after seeing a Woodbury police officer outside the building and rushed to the back of the store.
Jones died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound while in the back of the jewelry store.
Read more about the incident here.
An alleged accomplice was arrested on Sunday, June 22.