Concealed handgun permit holder stops what could have been a mass public shooting

Concealed handgun permit holder stops what could have been a mass public shooting
Gunman Tim Day (Image via KOMO)

[Ed. – Another good guy with a gun]

An armed civilian is being hailed as a hero Monday after he killed a gunman who injured three other people during a wild rampage that began in Olympia and ended at a Tumwater Walmart store on Father’s Day.

Customers ran for cover Sunday as the gunman opened fire inside the store, then shot a motorist outside in the parking lot as he attempted to carjack two vehicles at gunpoint.

“We all just dropped our stuff and ran for our lives,” says Caitlin Wallner, who was at the checkout when the suspect opened fire.

“It’s like an earthquake – you just got to get up and haul ass and run,” said another woman who was there.

But one armed customer gave chase and pulled out his own weapon, killing the gunman, 44-year-old Tim Day.

“He is a hero,” says Brian Adams, who was at the scene and saw the Walmart customer pull out his own weapon and shoot the gunman. “I really think more people could easily have been shot with what this guy was doing. He was just – there were several shots.”

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