Shoplifting Suspect Shoots Himself After Standoff at Georgia Wal-Mart


A man shot himself after a brief standoff with police officers at a Wal-Mart in Union City, Georgia, according to a statement from the Union City Police Department.

Officers responded to a shoplifting call at the store at 3:09 p.m. ET.

“During officers’ arrival, the detained subject produced a pistol, that he had concealed on himself,” the statement said.

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Posted by Union City Police Department on Wednesday, January 6, 2016

The suspect shot himself, resulting in serious injuries. Officers provided immediate medical assistance to the suspect, who was transported to a nearby hospital for medical attention. The suspect remains in critical condition. 

No officers or shoppers were wounded, police told NBC station WXIA. 

The store reopened and is operating normally. 

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