Three men disarmed an armed robber Saturday in the east parking lot of the Columbia Center mall near Barnes and Noble, police said.
The robber drove up to the men in an older-model beige or gold Buick, got out, brandished a handgun and demanded their wallets, police said.
One of the men grabbed the robber’s handgun, which discharged in the parking lot, police said. The robber got back in his vehicle and fled heading west.
The victim suffered a minor hand injury and was treated at the scene by the Kennewick Fire Department.
The suspect is described as a white male in his mid-20s, about 6’3” tall, with a shaved head and facial hair. Anyone with information who wishes to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at 586-TIPS (8477), 800-222-TIPS or visit www.tricitiescrimestoppers.org.