Published: Tue, June 19, 2018
Global | By Craig Ferguson

Armed bystander shoots, kills suspected carjacker at Walmart

Armed bystander shoots, kills suspected carjacker at Walmart

After shooting the suspect, the citizen retrieved a first-aid kit from his auto and provided aid to the driver who had been shot until medics arrived, the news release says. Police say the 47-year-old man is from Oakville, Washington.

Police there said they initially found a 16-year-old female who had been injured during a carjacking in which shots were reported fired at about 5:00 pm.

Wohl said that during the attempted carjackings, the man apparently fired into other vehicles as well.

Police say Day tried to carjack another vehicle and shot the driver when he did not comply.

A man who would rather not be identified stopped the crime spree when he shot and killed Day. Officials said Monday that the driver remains in critical condition at a Seattle hospital.

Police have not released the identities of the victims or the gunman. "This (suspect) could have taken out more people, wounded or killed", said witness Brian Adams.

Tumwater is in Thurston County and near Olympia. He was attempting to carjack a second vehicle in the parking lot when the armed bystander intervened. According to some witnesses, the gunman was only "near" the Walmart. They learned that a man had fired shots trying to carjack two vehicles. The gunman then circled around to the other side of the auto, and that's when his father made a last-ditch effort to leave and stomped on the gas pedal.

Police said the suspect shot a display case inside the Walmart before exiting and attempting the carjacking. "He took action. I really think more people could have been shot. he saved us all".

Police officers on Sunday investigate the scene of a deadly shooting at a Walmart store in Tumwater, Washington.

Darren Gossler of Elma was in the store when the shooting started. Heard about 5 or 6 pops.

Addressing the annual meeting of the powerful National Rifle Association in May, US Vice President Mike Pence said there was too much news coverage about the sorrow of mass shootings and not enough about "good guys" with guns. Caught a quick glimpse of a male with what appeared to be a handgun.

Then, moments later, she heard a "pop, pop, pop" coming from what she said was the other side of the store, and she said everyone froze.

"Those men who stood up, they are heroes to me", she told KOMO.

Another woman who was shopping with her children told the network that they all fled the shop and hid behind a parked vehicle.

She said about that time the neighboring Costco store started evacuating its customers.

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