Police kill gun-wielding man at Ohio Wal-Mart

City officials in Beavercreek, Ohio deny any wrongdoing in the fatal police shooting of a man inside a Wal-Mart store there.

BEAVERCREEK, Ohio (AP) – Authorities in southwest Ohio say a man brandishing a gun inside a Wal-Mart store has been shot to death by police.

Montgomery County coroner’s office investigator Jim Fannin said Wednesday that the 22-year-old man was fatally shot at a Wal-Mart in the Dayton suburb of Beavercreek on Tuesday night.

Fannin says a 37-year-old woman who was in the store at the time also died, but it was due to a medical condition. Nobody else was hurt.

Beavercreek police say the man was shot at around 8 p.m. after waving a rifle-type weapon around inside the store. Officers shot him after he failed to comply with verbal orders. He died later at a hospital.

No names have been released.

Wal-Mart spokeswoman Brook Buchanan says the company is working with police and may have a statement later Wednesday.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

WKBN 27 First News provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

blog comments powered by Disqus