Posted February 6, 2017 8:19 am by Comments

By Bob Owens

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A customer attempting to help a Walmart employee stop a number of people who stole two carts filled with merchandise in Orlando Saturday ended up shooting one of them after claiming that he thought the man was reaching for a weapon.

Police say a customer at a Wal-Mart store in Florida fatally shot a man who was among a group suspected of stealing two carts full of merchandise.

The Orange County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement that the shooting occurred Saturday after suspects left the store with stolen items.

Sheriff’s Capt. A.L. Nieves says the men were loading the merchandise into a car when a worker and a customer who came to the employee’s aid confronted them.

Nieves says the customer was armed and fired at a suspect, who he thought was going for a weapon. Nieves did not identify anyone involved.

All four suspects jumped in a vehicle in took off. The male suspect was dumped at a gas station nearby. A second suspect, a juvenile female, was shot in the leg, apparently by accident, and was captured at the hospital later where she sought treatment. The 1-2 other suspects are still on the run.

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Source:: Bearing Arms

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