Carjacking suspect dead, two wounded at Walmart in Washington state

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

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A carjacking suspect was killed and at least two other people were injured Sunday after a pair of car-jacking attempts and a car-chase in the state of Washington, which eventually led to a Walmart parking lot, police said.

The as yet unidentified suspect was fatally shot by an interruption in the civil, Seattle, Q13 Fox reported.

The driver of a car that the suspect tried to carjack also was shot, and a 16-year-old girl at a different location suffered unspecified injuries, the Seattle Times reported.

Shooting in Tumwater. Carjacking turns into chase, ends with the shooting at Walmart. Suspect shot by the customer. #Q13FOX

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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.

UPDATE: 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.

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That is when the civil intervened and shot the suspect, the time 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.

Kailani Bailey, a witness who was in the Supercenter at the time, told the newspaper a large man entered the store and was pushing people away and telling them to “move.”

She said that moments later she heard several popping sounds come from in the store. “When someone yelled,” Run, Run!’ and everybody is gone.”

A carjacker was killed and two people were injured during an active shooter situation at the Tumwater Walmart, police there say

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“When I got outside, I heard more pop, pop, pop,” she said.

She said that she later saw the long man out of the store, trying to get into a series of parked cars.

This is a developing story; check back for updates.

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