IMPD: Viewers fired pictures as suspected shoplifter pointed gun at Park Ranger at Beech Grove Walmart – WISH-TV | Indianapolis Information | Indiana climate
BEECH GROVE, Ind. (WISH) – A man who saw a suspected shoplifter aim a gun at an off duty parking attendant shot the suspect in a Walmart in Beech Grove on Saturday.
The suspected shoplifter pointed a gun at the park ranger. At this point, according to IMPD Public Affairs Officer Samone Burris, a “good Samaritan” shot the suspect and missed him. Burris said the viewer was allowed to carry a firearm.
The suspect, whom police failed to identify, was taken to an area hospital with minor injuries. One of the members of Walmart Damage Prevention had minor injuries; That person was not taken to a hospital, Burris said.
Possible charges against the suspect were not clear on Saturday night, but Burris said the suspect had unrelated arrest warrants.
The Walmart store at this location has attracted attention in the past, including a brawl in the shampoo aisle. A woman involved in this viral video spoke to News 8 about turning her life around in 2018.