The incident began when two loss prevention officers at Walmart allegedly observed a man stealing items from the store and attempted to escort him into an office, according to a statement from the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office.
Two deputies responded to try to take the man into custody, 성명은 말했다. During a struggle, the suspect pulled a gun from his waistband and allegedly started shooting, hitting both loss prevention officers and one of the two deputies, according to the sheriff’s office.
The second deputy returned fire, hitting the suspect, 당국은 말했다.
“I don’t know what the injuries were, certainly not severe enough to keep him from running and jumping into a truck and driving away,” Loudoun County Sheriff Michael Chapman said.
The truck was parked behind the store with the keys in it, according to the sheriff’s office.
A vehicle chase ensued, and the Fairfax County Police Department, following a lookout alert for a stolen vehicle, apprehended the suspect, 보안관 사무실에서 말했다.
The man was taken to a hospital and charges are pending, 당국에 따르면.
Chapman said the suspect is a man in his early 20s
, according to CNN affiliate WJLA
All the victims’ injuries are non-life-threatening, but the deputy was shot and struck several times, Chapman said.