Off-Duty Police Officer Working Security Fires Shots At Alleged Shoplifter

Saturday, July 4th 2020, 11:26 pm
By: Hunter McKee

DEL CITY, Okla. -

Dramatic new video shows the tussle between an armed Walmart security guard and a suspected shoplifter on Saturday evening. 

Del City police said the security guard is not a member of Del City’s department.

"Altogether about 10 or 11 shots at the suspect," witness John Hamilton said.

The security guard, who is an off-duty Langston University police officer, opened fire in the parking lot as a vehicle sped away.

Police said the suspect backed up his car and hit the security guard with his door. The security guard responded by firing shots.

"The suspect was hit. He received non-life threatening injuries,” Del City Police Commander Bradley Rule said. "He arrived at a hospital and we have detectives there now speaking to him."

While no one else was hit, witness Shannon Hicks said the incident could have ended in a different way

"I was standing at a 45-degree angle from where the shots were fired,” Hicks said. “If I was in the wrong place, I could have been a target as well.”

Police said they're uncertain how the suspect arrived at the hospital.