POLICE: Man Shoots Suspected Shoplifter
May 2, 2022 10:14AM PDT
GIG HARBOR, Wash. (AP) – Gig Harbor Police say a 70-year-old man was arrested after he shot a 40-year-old man who he thought was stealing from a grocery store.
Police say they responded to a shooting at the Safeway in Gig Harbor just before 11:30 p.m. Saturday.
When officers arrived, the 70-year-old man identified himself as the shooter.
Officers took a loaded 9mm handgun from the man.
Witnesses say the 70-year-old wrongly believed the man was stealing and blocked the exit with his grocery cart and body.
He pulled out his gun and fired two shots, hitting the man in the neck.
The older man was jailed on an assault charge.