A Florida man was arrested after opening fire in a busy Walmart parking lot. 35 year-old Jose Martinez discharged at least five bullets in the parking lot, claiming he was trying to stop a suspected shoplifter.
“I saw one black gentleman running from the parking lot, he dove in his car. And there were two older gentlemen chasing him down. One drew a gun, ripped open the guys car door and screamed, ‘Freeze, freeze, don’t move!’ And then fired shots,” WKMG reports.
The suspect, unarmed 42-year-old Eddie McKee allegedly ran from Walmart with stolen merchandise which resulted in several people chasing him, one of which — other than McKee — was armed but he never drew his gun.
Police said McKee then jumped in his car and took off, but then bumped into another car in the parking lot, which was when police say bullets started flying.
Martinez’s bullets hit the getaway car piercing the trunk and shattering the back window and police also said bullets hit at least two other cars.
Martinez told Local 6, he was defending himself from a shoplifter, and claimed he nearly ran him over and injured him, however, after reviewing store security video, police said Martinez’s story doesn’t add up. They believe he was never in danger because the shoplifter was driving away from him and everyone else. Martinez also claimed that he was only trying to “mark” the suspect’s car for the police. It seems he marked several cars in this endeavor.
Oh my fucking God, what did McKee steal – the Hope diamond? Martinez said he was surprised that he was arrested.
If only Eddie McKee has a gun…..Click here for reuse options!
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