1 dead after attempted armed robbery at Circle K

AIKEN, S.C. (WJBF) – One person is dead after an attempted robbery.

It happened at a Circle K at 1925 Edgefield Highway shortly before 6:30 a.m. Thursday.

According to Captain Eric Abdullah with the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office, someone was pumping gas when a person armed with a gun approached the victim and demanded money.

The suspect has been identified as 39-year-old Steven P. Klimek of Batesburg.

Klimek also demanded the victim to get in his vehicle.

The two began fighting and the victim managed to get the suspect’s gun.

Klimek got his gun back and the victim grabbed his own firearm and shot the suspect several times.

Klimek was pronounced dead at the crime scene.

The names of the two people involved have not yet been released.