By NBC News StaffEditor’s note: This article has been updated to include the following:A man who was robbed of a wallet at a Spokane floristry said the store had the right to turn him away if he was wearing a mask, but he did not want to leave the store.
The store is located in the Spokane area, just a few blocks from where the deadly shooting took place in March.
The suspect is described as a white man in his early 30s, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, dark pants and a black hat with a dark outline.
He had a red mask with white lettering and was armed with a handgun, according to the police report.
The man was also seen with two other men who had a gun, the report said.
He also reportedly tried to get into a nearby convenience store, but was stopped by employees who were armed with pepper spray, the police reported.
The owner of the store, John D’Orazio, told NBC News he believed the man was trying to steal a credit card, but would not give his name because he is a patron.
D’Oazao said the owner told him the suspect was wearing what appeared to be a mask.
The incident happened about 4:30 a.m.
Saturday outside the Spokane branch of Nordstroms, which has stores in the city, the Spokane Falls International Airport and nearby St. Johns County.
A witness said a man in a mask approached the counter and tried to take a credit or debit card.
Darrin Farrow of the St. Croix County Sheriff’s Office said the suspect then ran from the store and left.
The witness said the man fled in a black Mercedes SUV, with the license plate number “F-5” written on the side.
The victim was taken to a hospital, where he later died, the Sheriff’s office said.
The suspects description was later released, saying the man wore a mask and was holding a gun.
He was armed, D’Arazio said.
Darrow said he was unaware of the license plates of the cars.
The Spokane Police Department said it is aware of the reports, and is investigating.
The FBI has been asked to assist in the investigation.
The victims name was not released.