Good guy with a gun stops criminal

| June 18, 2018 | 28 Comments

KOMO News reports that a crazed gunman in a Walmart parking lot in Tumwater, Washington was stopped by a good guy with a gun;

The bizarre drama actually began earlier, around 5:30 p.m., with a report of a drunk driver going down the road the wrong way near Crosby Road.

As officers arrived on the scene, they received another call reporting a carjacking and shots fired near Israel Road and Tyee Drive. There, officers found an injured 16-year-old girl but no suspect. Her injuries were not life threatening and she is expected to be OK.

Shortly afterward, a man believed to be the carjacker showed up at the Tumwater Walmart store in the 5900 block of Littlerock Road SW and opened fire at a display case, police say. The gunman then went outside into the parking lot and fired more shots.

Megan Chadwick was there, huddled with her four kids as the shooting started.

“I thought we were in the clear as soon as we got out, and then I just heard four gunshots in a row, the cars crashing and the carts flying at us,” she says.

The gunman tried to hijack a car – but when the driver refused to give it up, the gunman shot him. It was then that Adams saw another Walmart customer jump into action and shoot the gunman dead. Two other customers also reportedly pulled their weapons in case they were needed.

“Those men who stood up, they are heroes to me,” says Chadwick.

The identity of that hero customer who shot the gunman has not been released.

The carjacking victim who was shot by the gunman was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, where he is listed in critical condition.

I should remind you all that this is probably fake news, because we’re constantly reminded by the media that no lives are ever saved by good guys with guns, you know, despite this story and the story last week from Georgia where a good guy with a gun shot three armed thieves in a Kroger parking lot.

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  1. Mason says:

    Waiting for the CNN report of how three white people violently attacked a minority with guns, shooting him, as he was trying to get a ride to college where he’s studying media management.

  2. Veritas Omnia Vincit says:

    So far only the turd is dead, here’s hoping it stays that way and the victim fully recovers soon.

  3. SFC D says:

    It’s the water. The artesians did it.

    • 5JC says:

      Nah that was Trenton.

    • SFC D says:

      Nobody remembers Olympia beer?

      • Dinotanker says:

        Sigh, how times change. I grew up in Olympia. I do remember Olympia beer as it was pretty much the approved beer of my dad and most of my uncles…if Oly wasn’t available the swilled Rainier, then Lucky, and if they were low on cash or just didn’t want to go to a real grocery store…it was Buckhorn.

        My grandfather, being the outdoorsman through and through (hunting, fishing, hiking, logging kind of guy) usually preferred Schmidt (aka “Animal Beer”).

        Sigh, SFC D, if no one but us,remembers Olympia, then I do feel Dino-like.

  4. Berliner says:

    Another sign WalMart is safer than a “gun free” zone.

    Local radio just had an interview with the girl:

    As the 16 year old girl, who had had her license only a month, came over an I-5 overpass, the dirtbag was standing in the lane with a gun. The girl ducked and swerved around him as he fired and kept on the gas. She girl was nicked in the thumb by the bullet, treated and released. The gentleman shot while sitting in his car is still in critical condition a day later.

  5. Jeff LPH 3, 63-66 says:

    You know that the family will file a lawsuit against the good guy with a gun.

  6. Nucsnipe says:

    One of the other local stations, KIRO got the message. Last night their headline was Armed citizen stops gunman. Now it’s Two shot in Wal-Mart parking lot suspect killed. Gotta keep the narrative going doncha know.

  7. Nucsnipe says:

    Further info, perp had 7 felony convictions going back to 2001, so I’m fairly sure he didn’t get the gun at the local gun shop, unless he broke in after hours.

  8. STGSN says:

    Kinda like the DB from down in Jacksonville not too long ago. Except w/o the cash register…

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