SEVERE WX : Freeze Watch View Alerts
STREAMING NOW: Watch Now

Walmart customer intervenes in carjacking and fatally shoots armed suspect

An armed civilian intervened and fatally shot a suspect who police said had shot two people and was attempting an arm...

Posted: Jun 18, 2018 7:32 PM
Updated: Jun 18, 2018 7:32 PM

An armed civilian intervened and fatally shot a suspect who police said had shot two people and was attempting an armed carjacking in a Walmart parking lot in Olympia, Washington, on Sunday.

The civilian was praised as a hero customers including Brian Adams, who saw the dramatic confrontation. "He is a hero," Adams told CNN affiliate KOMO. "I really think more people could easily have been shot with what this guy was doing. He was just -- there were several shots."

The incident began on Sunday afternoon around 5 p.m. when the suspect, an unidentified male, first shot and wounded a 16-year-old girl while stealing her vehicle, according to the Tumwater Police Department.

She received non-life-threatening injuries, and was treated at the scene by the Tumwater Fire Department, police said. Her stolen vehicle was discovered in a parking lot near the store, according to police.

No other suspects

Shortly after, Thurston County received multiple calls of shots fired in or around an area Walmart store. The same suspect from the earlier shooting and carjacking incident entered the Walmart, fired shots at a display case, and then left the store, Tumwater Police said.

In the Walmart parking lot, the suspect shot an adult male and tried to carjack his vehicle, police said. That gunshot victim was airlifted to an area hospital and his condition is unknown, according to police.

The suspect then attempted to carjack another person in the parking lot when he was approached by two armed civilians. One of the two shot the suspect, killing him, police said.

No customers or employees inside the Walmart were injured in the shooting, according to authorities. Police said there are no other suspects in the carjacking incidents or reported shootings.

Police have not released the identities of the armed civilians or the suspect. Megan Chadwick, a bystander who huddled with her four children during the shooting, praised the actions of the men who confronted the suspect.

"Those men who stood up, they are heroes to me," she told KOMO.

Lafayette
Partly Cloudy
46° wxIcon
Hi: 67° Lo: 36°
Feels Like: 43°
Kokomo
Partly Cloudy
43° wxIcon
Hi: 65° Lo: 34°
Feels Like: 38°
Rensselaer
Clear
36° wxIcon
Hi: 58° Lo: 32°
Feels Like: 29°
Lafayette
Partly Cloudy
46° wxIcon
Hi: 62° Lo: 36°
Feels Like: 43°
Danville
Clear
43° wxIcon
Hi: 65° Lo: 37°
Feels Like: 39°
Frankfort
Partly Cloudy
43° wxIcon
Hi: 67° Lo: 35°
Feels Like: 37°
Frankfort
Partly Cloudy
43° wxIcon
Hi: 65° Lo: 32°
Feels Like: 37°
Monticello
Partly Cloudy
41° wxIcon
Hi: 65° Lo: 34°
Feels Like: 38°
Monticello
Partly Cloudy
41° wxIcon
Hi: 63° Lo: 36°
Feels Like: 38°
Logansport
Partly Cloudy
41° wxIcon
Hi: 64° Lo: 33°
Feels Like: 41°
Mild Monday Before Snow And Freezing Conditions
WLFI Radar
WLFI Temps
WLFI Planner

Indiana Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 708067

Reported Deaths: 13224
CountyCasesDeaths
Marion964881721
Lake51704945
Allen39185672
Hamilton34497405
St. Joseph34075540
Elkhart27306432
Vanderburgh22077394
Tippecanoe21818212
Porter17940299
Johnson17526374
Hendricks16803310
Clark12688190
Madison12350337
Vigo12211244
Monroe11462166
LaPorte11140204
Delaware10356184
Howard9662211
Kosciusko9127114
Hancock7979139
Bartholomew7888155
Warrick7684155
Floyd7560176
Wayne6899198
Grant6842171
Boone6552100
Morgan6395138
Dubois6084117
Marshall5783108
Dearborn570076
Cass5684102
Henry5577100
Noble542483
Jackson493269
Shelby479095
Lawrence4342118
Gibson428789
Harrison428170
Clinton419053
Montgomery417986
DeKalb410984
Whitley379639
Huntington379480
Miami372565
Knox366389
Steuben365257
Putnam352660
Jasper350546
Wabash347778
Adams337952
Ripley334668
Jefferson313180
White308354
Daviess289299
Wells286381
Decatur278992
Fayette277162
Greene270685
Posey268833
Scott261153
Clay253444
LaGrange253070
Randolph235680
Washington230931
Spencer227931
Jennings224747
Fountain208745
Sullivan207842
Starke204352
Owen192256
Fulton191739
Jay186129
Carroll185820
Perry180336
Orange177853
Rush170724
Vermillion166043
Franklin165635
Tipton160943
Parke144616
Blackford133831
Pike130334
Pulaski113645
Newton103934
Brown100140
Crawford97614
Benton97113
Martin82815
Warren79615
Switzerland7698
Union69910
Ohio55811
Unassigned0409

COVID-19 Important links and resources

As the spread of COVID-19, or as it's more commonly known as the coronavirus continues, this page will serve as your one-stop for the resources you need to stay informed and to keep you and your family safe. CLICK HERE

Closings related to the prevention of the COVID-19 can be found on our Closings page.

Community Events