Published: Wed, June 20, 2018
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

'Shooter! Get out!': Tumwater spree leaves suspected gunman dead and 2 wounded

'Shooter! Get out!': Tumwater spree leaves suspected gunman dead and 2 wounded

Day died at the scene, police said. At that point, two "armed bystanders" drew their weapons and the assailant is no longer among the vertical citizenry.

Police in Washington say armed civilians brought a halt to a carjacking spree that left multiple crime scenes, two injured and a suspect dead.

About 4:40 p.m. Sunday, Olympia police were notified about a possible carjacking at an area gas station.

The incident began on Sunday afternoon around 5 p.m. when the suspect, an unidentified male, first shot and wounded a 16-year-old girl while stealing her vehicle, according to the Tumwater Police Department. The gunman then circled around to the other side of the vehicle, and that's when his father made a last-ditch effort to leave and stomped on the gas pedal. The suspects was apparently trying to carjack yet another vehicle when an armed civilian intervened and shot the man, Wohl said.

Police say Day, 44, eventually turned up at a Walmart store and fired rounds inside before he fled to the parking lot. After shooting Day, the civilian immediately retrieved his first aid kit from his auto and rendered aid to the victim of the attempted carjacking until help arrived.

"Then somebody yelled 'run, run!' and everyone took off", Ms Bailey said.

According to the Tumwater Police Department, the incident unfolded early Sunday evening when officers responded to a report of a carjacking with shots fired and found a 16-year-old driver with non-life threatening injuries who reported their auto had been stolen at gunpoint.

KCPQ reports police said there is no danger to the public.

The man who was wounded by gunfire was airlifted to a hospital, where he remains in critical condition in the ICU.

Darren Gossler of Elma told the Tacoma News Tribune that he was in the store when the shooting started.

Megan Chadwick, told KIRO-TV that her husband witnessed the bystander shoot the suspect. When they arrived, they heard shots down the road at a nearby roundabout, according to The News Tribune. "Shooter.' And I knew something was serious", she woman said. His father stomped on the gas pedal, causing the auto to spin, Kyle Fievez told the paper.

Two shoppers in the store who were legally carrying firearms ran to the parking lot after hearing the gunshots.

Robert Berwick, another witness, added: "I heard two bangs".

The action then moved into the parking lot.

"He is a true hero because there would have been more victims", Adams said.

"There were all kinds of people running out", he said.

He said a civilian with a gun confronted the gunman as he neared the civilian's family.

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