‘A Lot of Screaming’ as Accused Shoplifter Killed by Police

One person has been pronounced dead after an officer-involved shooting at a Walmart south of Charlotte. The incident happened around 11:15 AM Saturday morning at the Chester Walmart in South Carolina. Initial reports were that one person was injured from the shooting. The Chester Coroner later confirmed that one person was killed Saturday afternoon.

“I heard a lot of screaming and everyone started running towards the back of the store,” said Debbie Williams. Williams was shopping inside the Walmart in Chester shopping when she heard screams and shots being fired.

Chester police say they were inside the Walmart for regular safety patrols when they encountered a shoplifter.Things escalated quickly in the store packed with crowds of shoppers. “We have to be prepared to respond to any situation regardless of where it is,” said Eric Williams, Chester Police Chief. Police did not say where, but at some point an officer shot the accused shoplifter… CBS17 News

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