Wal-Mart, Concealed Carry Owners and “Would-be-Carjackers”- What’s up with that?
Carjacking suspect dead outside Walmart store after armed citizens take action, police say!
This is the second story in as many days where a criminal was trying to carjack a vehicle in a Wal-Mart parking lot; and was stopped by a Legal Firearm owner who was carrying a concealed firearm.
Two armed citizens were credited for taking action Sunday when a carjacking suspect when on a rampage in Washington state, about 30 miles southwest of Tacoma according to Fox News.
“At least one of the citizens fired the shot that killed the unidentified suspect, who was in a Walmart parking lot in Tumwater, attempting to commandeer vehicles, Seattle’s Q13 Fox reported, citing a police news release.
Police said the incident began when officers responded to a report of an erratic driver in Tumwater, about 30 miles southwest of Tacoma, the Times reported.
Police followed the stolen vehicle to the parking lot of a Walmart Supercenter store, where the carjacking suspect exited the vehicle and tried to carjack a second vehicle, according to the Times.
Q13 Fox later reported that the suspect entered the store, fired at a display case, and then exited, before being approached by the armed citizens in the parking lot.” (Read More)
That’s when two armed civilians confronted the suspect and at least one of them fired, the Times reported. No store employees or customers were injured inside the store, the report said. The suspect was killed by one of the Private citizens who was carrying a firearm legally.
Yesterday, we also reported of another incident where a suspect at a Wal-Mart parking lot was also stopped by two Legal Firearm owners.
According to Fox 30, Jacksonville police officers arrested 36-year-old Christopher Raymond Hill, charging him with strong-arm robbery, carjacking with firearm or deadly weapon, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and trespassing according to WHDH.com. Hill was stopped by two separate Legal Firearm owners in two separate attempts to steal a vehicle in the Wal-Mart parking lot.