|Crime scene at Woodhaven Walmart|
39-year old Charles Brown Jr. and a female companion were caught shoplifting at the Walmart in Woodhaven, Michigan. When police responded and approached them in the parking lot, Brown threatened them with a screwdriver. When told to drop the screwdriver, he then jumped into his car and tried to run over the police, at which point they shot and killed him. The woman was later apprehended.
From an article:
Police Chief Gordon Chretien said the store’s loss prevention department called police as a man and woman suspected of shoplifting were leaving the store.
Upon arrival, Chretien said officers were confronted by Brown who was acting as if he was going to use a screwdriver as a weapon.
Chretien said officers ordered Brown to drop the screwdriver, at which time he jumped into a vehicle, put it in reverse and struck a patrol unit in an attempt to run over one of the officers.
After striking the cruiser, Brown put the vehicle in drive and allegedly tried to run over a second officer. Chretien said that’s when officers fired their weapons, shooting out the back window of the car and striking the suspect.
Police said Brown was killed at the scene.
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