Suspect killed during jewelry store robbery in Conroe

CONROE, TX (KTRK) -- A foiled jewelry store heist left one of four suspects dead and three others on the run.

Conroe police tell Eyewitness News that the men entered Jeff's Jewelry on Highway 105 and demanded money, jewelry and purses. One of the store employees drew a weapon and at least one suspect opened fire.

Multiple employees then returned fire with their weapons, killing one of the would-be-robbers just inside the store's entrance.

The other three fled in a white Dodge Charger, which was recovered not far from the store. Police say they have a good idea of who the suspects are but they've not caught them.

Three area schools were on a lockdown temporarily. It has since been lifted.

All of the store's employees and customers were uninjured.

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