Thursday, September 03, 2009

MO: Alleged Meat Thief Shot

(Independence, Missouri) Last Saturday, the manager of Sunfresh Grocery allegedly saw a woman, Loucinda M. Carroll, 41, steal a bag of meat.
The manager followed the suspect to her car and started writing down the license plate number. The suspect started the car and drove toward the manager, striking her. The manager fell onto the car’s hood and held on as the suspect accelerated through the parking lot toward an exit onto Sterling Avenue.

Hearing screams for help and seeing the manager clinging to the car’s hood, the bystander blocked the exit with his vehicle. He approached the suspect and told her to get out of her car.

The woman tried to drive around his vehicle. The bystander, who told police he feared for his life and the life of the manager, pulled out a 9mm handgun and yelled again for her to stop. He then fired through the driver’s side window, striking the suspect in the left shoulder and neck.

The woman continued onto Sterling and then traveled north about 250 feet to East 23rd Street, turning west, with the manager still on the car’s hood. About 200 feet later, the car slowed and the manager jumped off the car unharmed.

Carroll ended up at her son’s home in the 1000 block of Stone Arch Drive in Independence. He called for an ambulance. Her injuries are not believed to be life-threatening, police said Wednesday.
The bystander has a valid concealed weapon permit from Utah and won't face charges under Missouri law.

Heh. You can't make this stuff up.

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