With the help of a former fire fighter, the Springfield Police Department caught an active shooter before he struck at a neighborhood Walmart in Springfield, Mo Thursday evening.
According to the local news source KY3, “Police stated that a young white male, appearing to be in his twenties, pulled up to the Walmart, where he donned body armor and military fatigues.” Police say the man had tactical weapons and over one hundred rounds of ammunition.
After the man began walking around the store filming himself on a cellphone while pushing a cart, the store manager pulled a fire alarm to urge everyone to exit.
The potential shooter then made his way out of an emergency exit, where a former firefighter held the man at gunpoint until the Springfield Police arrived on scene and detained him.
Lieutenant Mike Lucas said the man clearly intended to cause chaos, for "His intent was not to cause peace or comfort...He's lucky he's alive still, to be honest."
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H/T: KY3 TV News