BEECH GROVE, Ind. (WISH) — A man who saw a suspected shoplifter point a firearm at an off-duty park ranger fired shots at the suspect inside a Walmart on Saturday in Beech Grove.
The call of shots fired at 4650 S. Emerson Ave. came out around 4 p.m. Saturday, and officers with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department were called to assist.
The suspected shoplifter pointed a gun at the park ranger. That’s when, according to Officer Samone Burris with IMPD Public Affairs, a “good Samaritan” fired shots at the suspect and missed. Burris said the bystander was licensed to carry a firearm.
The suspect, who police did not identify, was taken to an area hospital with minor injuries. One of the members of Walmart loss prevention had minor injuries; that person was not taken to a hospital, Burris said.
Potential charges against the suspect were not clear on Saturday night, but Burris said the suspect had unrelated warrants.