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Carjacking suspect dead outside Walmart store after armed citizens in action, police say

The police in the state of Washington respond to reports of a shooting at a Walmart Supercenter in Tumwater.

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Two armed citizens were credited for taking action Sunday in a car-jacking suspect when on a rampage in the state of Washington, approximately 30 miles southwest of Tacoma.

At least one of the citizen fired the shot death of the unknown suspect, who in a Walmart parking lot in Tumwater, attempting to command vehicles, Seattle Q13 Fox reported, quoting a police press release.

Wounded in the suspect of the violent spree, the driver of one of the cars that he tried to highjack, and a 16-year-old girl at another location who suffered unspecified injuries, the Seattle Times reported.

Civilian shoots, kills gunman in Tumwater Walmart; 2 others hurt. @TatevikAprikyan reports: https://t.co/wHzElfExcz pic.twitter.com/KFJ22zpE10

— #Q13FOX (@Q13FOX) 18 June 2018

The injured driver was airlifted to a hospital in Seattle and was in critical condition, the time reported.

The police said that the incident began when officers responded to a report of an erractic driver in Tumwater, approximately 30 km south-southwest of Tacoma, the time reported.

While police were en route, a car-jacking was allegedly taking place in a nearby intersection, the newspaper reported, adding that the teenager was injured at that location.

The police followed the stolen car in the parking lot of a Walmart Supercenter store, where the carjacking suspect out of the car and tried to carjack a second vehicle, according to the Times.

A couple of carjackings and a wild chase ended with the shooting death of an armed man by a civilian in the parking lot of a Walmart superstore in Tumwater, according to the police, and the witnesses. (Story by @OlympiaJoe and @stimesmcarter)https://t.co/JzGg4FoNKx

— The Seattle Times (@seattletimes) June 18, 2018

That is, when two armed civilians confronted the suspect and at least one of them fired, the times reported.

The citizen was the owner of the car is carjacked, the Olympian reported, adding that he was interviewed by the police afterwards.

Walmart customers reported hearing gunshots, but their accounts varied on the question of whether the sounds came from inside or outside the store.

Q13 Fox later reported that the suspect entered the store, fired at a showcase, and then leave, before being approached by the armed citizens in the parking lot.

No store employees or customers were injured in the store, the report said.

A carjacker was killed and two people were injured during an active shooter situation at the Tumwater Walmart, police there say https://t.co/IHwSPp5HBq

— The Olympian (@theolympian) 18 June 2018

This is a developing story; check back for updates.

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