|Scene of shooting at Rockport Walmart|
Brandon Rennie Turner, 34, had just robbed a convenience store in Hot Spring County, Arkansas. He was already a wanted man for robbery and attempted robbery, and was a high-risk sex offender.
He was spotted by police and pulled over in the parking lot of a Walmart supercenter in Rockport, Arkansas, just outside of Malvern, Arkansas.
A shootout occurred between Turner and the police officers, and Turner was killed.
From an article:
It was a normal Wednesday morning at the Wishbone General Store until Turner walked through the door.
"While I had my back turned, he had cocked the gun like he was ready to shoot," explains store clerk Blanca Carrillo. She says as she handed over money from the cash register, a customer walked into the store.
"He pretty much saved my life. If he wouldn't have came in he would have shot me," Carrillo says.
After robbing the Wishbone, and leaving behind a terrified clerk, police say Turner took off down Highway 84 toward Malvern.
After the robbery, officers were told to be on the lookout for Turner and his white Toyota Tacoma 4x4.
He was also wanted for attempted murder and robbery in Hot Springs, and police say Turner was also a high risk sex offender.
When Rockport Police stopped Turner in the Walmart parking lot near Malvern, police say he fired a shot at an officer.
That's when police say the officer fired three times and Turner was killed.(a related article)
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