|Scene of fatal shooting at Garland Walmart (source)|
An off-duty police officer, working security, caught a shoplifter, in a Garland, Texas, Walmart. The shoplifter ran, but after the officer tasered him, attacked the officer with a crowbar, at which point the officer fired a shot and hit the shoplifter in the chest, killing him.
From an article:
[Police spokesman] Harn said the man ran outside after the officer attempted to stop him on his way out through the outdoor living section’s sliding doors just before 4 p.m.
The officer used his Taser on the man, but it appeared to have no effect.
Harn said the man then came at the officer with a crowbar, one of the items police accused him of stealing from the store.
After the man returned to the store through the sliding doors, the officer fired one shot, hitting him in the chest, Harn said. The officer had warned him to stop, police said.
He was taken to Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas, where he died shortly after 8:20 p.m.
Harn said the identity of the man will be released after his family is notified of his death.Walmart. Save money. Die faster.