Update: Authorities have identified the alleged robber as 30-year-old Derick Hunter of Citrus Heights.
A man shot dead at a Folsom Boulevard business near Rosemont was trying to rob the store, according to the storekeeper who reportedly shot him Sunday, sheriff's officials said.
Investigators called to 8975 Folsom Blvd. about 3 p.m. found a man dead inside a business, reportedly shot by a storekeeper while trying to rob the place, said Sacramento County sheriff's Sgt. Jason Ramos.
Two men standing outside the business told deputies the man had tried to rob the business and one of the workers had shot him, Ramos wrote in a news release.
The address is listed as a Metro PCS store, according to Yahoo Search.
A pistol lay beside the dead man, who had been shot once in the upper body, Ramos said.
Sheriff's homicide detectives were investigating the case and detained the employees for questioning, said Ramos, adding that the men were cooperating fully with investigators.
The weapon purportedly used by the employee was also recovered, Ramos said.
No one else was in the store at the time of the shooting, Ramos said; there was also no indication that anyone else was involved in the shooting.
Officials were withholding the identity of the man who was killed, pending notification of kin.
Correction: A previous version of this story misidentified the location of the incident. This incident took place in unincorporated Sacramento County. Patch regrets the error.