ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – A 19-year-old man is dead after he alleged tried to steal diapers and baby items from a Florida store.
Witnesses told WFTV that they saw three people pushing grocery carts filled with diapers and other baby items to a car in the Walmart parking lot as an employee chased them.
“I see them surrounding the car [and] the boys throwing stuff in,” Renee Kirmani said. “[The employee] was like, ‘Don’t get in the car.”
At that point, investigators believe a 50-year-old customer got involved.
The man told police that he pulled out a gun and fired several rounds at the group because he thought one of them had a weapon.
All three suspects were able to get into the car and flee the scene.
However, investigators say 19-year-old Arthur Adams collapsed at a nearby gas station and died from his injuries at a hospital.
Workers at a nearby gas station told WFTV that Adams walked in to the store and collapsed on the floor. They say he had been shot several times in the leg and stomach.
A juvenile female was also hit, but she is expected to survive her injuries.
So far, no arrests have been made in the case.