Why are there so many shooting incidents and other gun crimes on Walmart property?

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Shots fired in Craigslist robbery at Texas Walmart

Occurred February 13, 2014.
Scene of shooting at Missouri City Walmart (source)

(UPDATED -- See below)
35-year old Luke Kwan met with a man to sell his iPhone, inside a Walmart in Missouri City, Texas.

That's when the other man grabbed the phone without paying and ran away, hitting Kwan in the process, according to him.  Kwan gave chase, pulled out his handgun, and opened fire on the man in the parking lot.  Though the lot was busy, neither the robber nor any of the bystanders were wounded, though a nearby house was hit by a stray bullet.

The robber escaped.

From an article:
According to investigators, Kwan was meeting a man inside the store, who agreed to buy his iPhone. The man snatched the phone and took off without paying. Police said Kwan followed him and tried to shoot him in the parking lot with other customers around. 
“You have the right to protect yourself or prevent the theft of your property,” said Missouri City Police Lt. Paul Poulton. “But you have to do it in a responsible manner.” 
Nobody was injured in the parking lot shooting, but police said a bullet was found lodged in a nearby home. It’s not clear how many rounds were fired. 
Kwan is being held in the Fort Bend County Jail. He’ll have a bond hearing on Friday morning. 
Police are still looking for the man who stole his cell phone.
Kwan was not charged for carrying the gun, so he likely had a permit.

Is a cell phone worth killing someone over?

Walmart.  Save money.  Die faster.

UPDATE (10/15/14):  The case against Kwan was dismissed.  To see the story from Kwan's telling, see his Facebook page posting, HERE.