A Renton man is being charged with robbery, assault and unlawful possession of a firearm after allegedly robbing a person for $55,000 worth of jewelry and property from a person inside a hair salon.
On May 11, 24-year-old Ezekiel Anthony Palmer pleaded not guilty to charges stemming from a robbery that occurred on April 22, 2022.
According to the Certification for Determination of Probable Cause, the defendant, who was allegedly wearing a ski mask, entered a hair salon, pointed a gun at the back of the victim’s head, and demanded the victim’s property.
According to Seattle Police Department documents, the victim told investigators that the defendant pointed a gun at the back of his head and said something to the effect of “you know what it is, take off your necklace and watch.”
Documents claim Palmer took jewelry, two phones, and keys from the victim – valued at approximately $55,000 – from the victim. After telling the victim to get on the ground, the defendant left the salon.
According to police documents the victim and the defendant exchanged about 15 collective rounds of gunfire at each other as Palmer fled.
Palmer was eventually arrested by police. He had previous felony convictions.