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Armed Man in Missouri Walmart Stopped by Good Guy with Gun

Off-duty firefighter stops heavily armed potential mass shooter

 on 9th August 2019 @ 1.00pm
a good guy with a gun stopped a heavily armed man at a walmart from potentially carrying out a mass shooting © press
A good guy with a gun stopped a heavily armed man at a Walmart from potentially carrying out a mass shooting

A heavily-armed man, carrying a rifle and 100 rounds of ammunition, was stopped from potentially carrying out a mass shooting in a Springfield, Missouri, Walmart by a good guy with a gun on Thursday.

Springfield Police “responded to a call of an active shooter at the Walmart: Neighborhood Market at Republic Rd,” according to reports by local news outlet KY3.

Responders arrived on the scene to find the suspect wearing “body armor and military fatigues” but was being held at gunpoint by an off-duty firefighter.

The fireman was carrying a firearm with him and stopped the 20-year-old man who showed up to the store with a rifle, body armor, and over 100 rounds of ammunition.

"His intent was not to cause peace or comfort to anybody that was in the business," Lt. Mike Lucas with the Springfield Police Department said.

"In fact, he’s lucky to be alive still to be honest."

Although the man's intent has yet to be established, Lucas said, "We definitely have some crimes here."

the 20 year old man who showed up to the store with a rifle  body armor  and over 100 rounds of ammunition © press
The 20-year-old man who showed up to the store with a rifle, body armor, and over 100 rounds of ammunition.

According to the Daily Wire, Lucas said that there may have been a Facebook Live posted by the suspect and that law enforcement officials are conducting an investigation and looking through the suspect's social media.

KOLR news anchor tweeted "20-year-old man with rifle, handgun & body armor arrested at Walmart on Republic.

"SFD Police say he had 100+ rounds of ammunition.

"Off-duty firefighter with concealed-carry gun held him at gunpoint until officers arrived about 3 minutes later"

The Springfield Police Department released this statement:

At approximately 4:10 p.m. Springfield Police Officers were dispatched to 3150 W. Republic Rd. to a Walmart Neighborhood Market.

An armed white male in his twenties was detained by an armed off-duty fireman until officers arrived on scene and took the suspect into custody.

No injuries were reported and no shots were fired.

At this time, the investigation is on-going and we are working to determine his motives.

The incident comes after a white supremacist terrorist massacred nearly two dozen people in a domestic terror attack at a Walmart in El Paso last Saturday in which the terrorist targeted Latinos.

police are still investigating at the scene where the armed man was apprehended © press
Police are still investigating at the scene where the armed man was apprehended

The tragedy has ignited the latest round of calls for gun control from the media and Democrat Party, demanding an "assault weapons ban" and more "background checks."

An independent study commissioned by Justice Department’s National Institute of Justice (NIJ) found that the 1994 Clinton assault weapons ban did not reduce violence, and a recent report from CNN noted that changes to background check regulations would not have stopped the tragedy.

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