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

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Shoplifter with gun threatens, then robs, Walmart employee in New Mexico

Occurred February 4, 2014.

(UPDATED -- See below)

A man shoplifted electronics from a Walmart store in Las Cruces, New Mexico.  When a loss-prevention employee tried to stop him, the suspect pulled out a gun, threatened the employee, then stole the employee's cell phone before fleeing.

From an article:
Police learned that a man suspected of walking out of the store without paying for electronic items was approached in the parking lot by a Walmart loss prevention officer. As the employee was on the phone with a 911 operator, the suspect pulled out a gun and threatened the loss prevention officer.
The suspect stole the employee’s cell phone and then fled the parking lot in a white minivan.
Walmart.  Save money.  Die faster.

UPDATE (2/5/14):  A 19-year old, Brandon Armando Herrera-Lozoya, has been arrested for the robbery.