Robber who shot pursuing doorman gets 41 years
A Lynnwood man who robbed a Westlake Center jewelry store, then shot the doorman from a nearby hotel who chased him, was sentenced to 41 years in prison.
Seattle Times staff reporter
A man who robbed a Westlake Center jewelry store, then shot a hotel doorman who brought him down, has been sentenced to 41 years in prison.
Edmond Maynor, 36, of Lynnwood, was convicted by a King County Superior Court jury in June of one count of first-degree robbery, one count of second-degree assault and two counts of first-degree assault.
Because each of the crimes was committed with the aid of a handgun, a mandatory five-year additional sentence was added for each offense, according to prosecutors. Maynor was sentenced Friday.
According to court documents, Maynor walked into Express Jewelers in downtown Seattle in September 2012, wearing glasses, a hat, gloves and a full latex mask designed to make him look like a bald, white man.
Maynor went to the counter, asked to see a ring, then pulled out a loaded semi-automatic pistol, pointed it at the store’s owner and threatened to shoot if a tray of rings was not handed over, according to prosecutors.
The owner did not immediately let go and Maynor fired one round at him, narrowly missing, police and prosecutors said.
As Maynor fled, he fired two more rounds at the store owner but missed, court records say.
Roberto Sandoval, a longtime doorman at the Mayflower Park Hotel, did not hear the shots, but did see a man running down the street and heard people yelling about a gunman, according to police.
In an interview with The Seattle Times not long after the robbery, Sandoval said he took off after the robber without really thinking about it, almost as a reflex.
Sandoval chased Maynor for several blocks before he took Maynor to the ground and was shot in the arm.
He said he was also hit with the butt of the gun..
Sandoval recovered, returned to work at the beginning of this year and is “doing great,” the hotel’s manager said Tuesday. He did not, however, wish to comment on the shooting or the sentencing, the manager said.
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