Thursday, September 13, 2012

(TN)UPDATED: Truck owner shoots at suspects stealing his truck at Walmart

CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) -- A man left his truck keys on a counter at the Walmart on Brainerd Road Tuesday afternoon, where they were picked up by another man who stole his truck.

The suspect took the keys to the Walmart parking lot, where he used the keyless entry fob to find and open the silver 2010 Ford F-150 truck. The suspect and another female suspect left in the truck.

The truck's owner, a licensed handgun carry permit holder, discovered his vehicle being stolen and fired on the suspects.

Chattanooga Police Department's PIO Nathan Hartwig said, "If you're shooting someone because they are stealing, no, you are not justified in that shooting. But as long as a person can articulate that they were in fear they are going to be seriously hurt or killed or someone else is going to be seriously hurt or killed, then you have the right to shoot at that suspect."

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