Good Guy with Gun Stops Armed Man in Missouri Walmart

Cheryl Sanders
August 9, 2019

A man armed with a rifle who had more than 100 rounds of ammunition was arrested at a Springfield, Mo., Walmart on Thursday, according to reports.

No shots were fired and no injuries were reported, although an officer said the armed man's actions caused "panic".

The suspect then made his way out an emergency exit where the firefighter held the man at gunpoint, the station reported, adding that police showed up about three minutes later and made the arrrest.


The Springfield Police Department confirmed on social media that an "armed individual was confronted" and arrested at the Walmart Neighborhood Market on W. Republic Road.

Strapped with body armor and carrying "tactical weapons", the white 20-something man dressed in camouflage fatigues entered a Springfield, Missouri Walmart and filmed himself pushing a shopping cart through the store as other shoppers fled in terror on Thursday.

Lucas said that the suspect had more than 100 rounds of ammo with him.


"His intent was not to cause comfort or peace to anybody that was in the business here". He walked inside the Walmart carrying a "tactical rifle" and another gun.

"At this time, the investigation is ongoing and we are working to determine his motives", the statement said. The flag in front of the Walmart was at half-staff in honor of the victims who died in the El Paso, Texas, Walmart shooting last week.

"In fact, he's lucky he's alive still, to be honest". "So he certainly had the capability the potential to harm people", Lucas said.


This past weekend, there were two deadly mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and in Dayton, Ohio.

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