A bystander kills armed carjacker in Walmart parking lot
Suspect shot after trying to steal cars in the state of Washington.
One of the two armed citizens who confronted and eventually killed a carjacking suspect outside a Walmart store in the state of Washington on Sunday, has come forward to tell his story.
Jesse Zamora, 37, says he was shopping with his wife at the big box store in Tumwater, south of Tacoma, when the sound of gunfire and scrambling, shoppers led to the Near living to draw his gun and walk in the direction of the suspect, who was later identified as 44-year-old Tim Day, KOMO-TV reported.
“The first thing I did was my gun and I said to [my wife] to run,” Zamora told the station.
Jesse Zamora, one of the 2 armed citizens, who are being treated with a shooter on the Tumwater Walmart yesterday. “I have done what it was supposed to do.” Another man shot and killed Tim Day. #komonews 5pm pic.twitter.com/GdHq9SX3rw
— Keith Eldridge (@KeithKOMO4) 18 June 2018
“The first thing I did was my gun.”
– Jesse Zamora, one of the two gun owners is credited with the pursuit of a carjacking suspect
In addition to Zamora, a 47-year-old local pastor, also carrying a gun — who police identified only as a resident of Oakville — followed a Day out to the parking lot, where they saw him shoot a driver twice during an attempt to carjack a vehicle, the Olympian reported.
The driver was able to hit the gas and let the car Day before he could shoot again, the paper reported. As the Day went deeper in to the parking lot to find another car, Zamora and the Oakville pastor went out after him, before he could shoot anyone else.
Tim Day, 44, was shot and killed by a good Samaritan pastor, after going on a carjacking and shooting rampage in the us state of Washington on Sunday.
(Washington state Department of Corrections)
The Oakville pastor told Day “put your gun down and then fired the photographs that eventually killed Day, Zamora told the Olympic. Zamora said: “Day, gasped for air,” and stared at him after being shot.
Day, whom the researchers said that he has a criminal past, was later pronounced dead at the scene.
“I think we both had a mutual understanding that, ‘Let’s just do what we need to do to protect all these people here.'”
– Jesse Zamora, the Good Samaritan who confronted Walmart shooter
Zamora said he and the pastor both seemed to think, both about how to deal with the situation.
“I think we both had a mutual understanding that, ‘Let’s just do what we need to do to protect all these people here,'” Zamora told KOMO-TV.
For Day rampage in the Walmart, he had tried to carjack a vehicle in Olympia, crashed his own car in Tumwater and shot while trying to steal another vehicle in the area, the paper said. A bullet grazed a 16-year-old boy thumb during that incident. (The teenager had misidentified as a girl in the beginning of the reports.)
Rickey Fievez, 48, was shot twice, when the Day was trying to steal his car. According to the family, he remains paralyzed from the neck down, and is expected to undergo spinal surgery.
The man that Day, shot twice in the Walmart parking lot was identified as 48-year-old Rickey Fievez, according to reports. He was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle in critical condition.
A GoFundMe page set up by Fievez son Tyler, said the elder Fievez remained paralyzed from the neck down with bullet fragments in his back. The post said the second bullet went through his kidney. The family expected the grandfather to undergo spinal surgery to remove the fragments.
As of early Wednesday, the page had collected about $ 14,000 toward a $50,000 goal.
Tyler Fievez greeted the armed Good Samaritans as heroes, told Q13 Fox that if they are “not [a gun], then it would have been a lot more chaos than what happened.”