Man Who Took Gun Into Augusta Walmart Arrested
A shot was fired inside Walmart last night after a 'good Samaritan' tried to disarm a man who'd walked into the store with a firearm.
Augusta Police said during a press conference outside the store last night that all the details were still being examined, but that two separate incidents happened at the store. One involved a man with a gun and the other resulted in a woman passing away from an unrelated medical issue.
According to police, a man walked into the store with a firearm at around 8:00 Monday evening. Another person confronted the man and tried to disarm him. During the altercation between the two men, a single shot was fired. There's no indication that anyone was hurt by the firearm. The man who took the gun into the store was taken into custody. His name has not been released and police haven't said why he was bringing the gun into the store.
In an unrelated incident. police say a woman passed away outside the store. The cause of death wasn't immediately known but police say she was not shot and her death wasn't a result of the altercation inside the store.
We'll update this story as more details become available.