According to the report, a suspect who landed in the store was in custody in Virginia on Saturday night, accused of shooting two Walmart security guards and a sheriff’s deputy, then the vehicle was stolen before he was finally apprehended.
The incident began around 5 p.m. at Wal Walmart location in Sterling, Loudown County, about 30 miles outside of Washington D.C.
Washington’s WTOP reports that two sheriff’s deputies responded to Walmart after they tried to steal something suspiciously.
After a confrontation, an armed suspect shot a Loudown County sheriff’s deputy and two damage-prevention officers inside the store, the report said. All three were taken to a local hospital where they were treated for fatal injuries.
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The second deputy then chased the suspect outside the store, where more shots were fired.
“The suspect ran to the vehicle in which the keys were left behind and the vehicle was stolen,” said Craig Troxell, director of media relations for the Dawn County Sheriff’s Office. “He then fled the area.”
The suspect allegedly stole a pickup truck from the store’s parking lot and fled. The WTOP reported that Fairfax County Sheriff’s deputies later found the vehicle on Route 28 south, chasing the driver until the truck crashed.
Then a witness saw the suspect go inside the Ford Explorer and get out of there. The Fairfax police chased the vehicle until the suspect came out, Loudown reported.
The suspect was soon apprehended and taken to hospital for treatment for gunshot wounds, the report said. It was not immediately clear where the suspect reached the wound.
The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office said Virginia State Police also assisted in the incident.
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Earlier on Saturday, the same shopping center, Dulles Crossing Plaza, came up against a bank robbery incident.
The suspect entered a bank in the U.S. at 10:30 a.m., displayed a weapon and demanded cash before fleeing in a dark SUV, according to the Loudon County Sheriff’s Office, according to the Loudon County Sheriff’s Office.