|Scene of shooting at Bartlett Walmart (source)|
(UPDATED -- see below)
Police responded to a report of shoplifting at a Walmart store in Bartlett, Tennessee. When they arrived, the officer confronted the shoplifters, who then hit him with their car, injuring the officer's knee. The officer then fired at the driver, hitting him in the arm. The driver then ran into the Walmart store yelling that he'd been shot, leading to a lockdown of the store.
The driver and two other men who were in the car have been arrested.
From an article and news video:
Just before 3 p.m. Friday, the officer was taking an accident report near the Walmart on Highway 64, when he learned that a shoplifter had just left the Walmart.
The shoplifter got into the vehicle. When the officer tried to stop it, the vehicle struck and injured him.
The officer then shot at the vehicle, hitting one man in the arm.
That man then got out of the vehicle and stumbled into the Walmart, saying, “I’ve been shot! I’ve been shot!”
The building was locked down for a short time.
Three people are in custody.
Numerous police officers and other emergency response crews are still at the scene.
The officer involved suffered a knee injury and was treated at the hospital. He was released later in the day.
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UPDATE (9/15/13): The officer has been cleared for the shooting.