||Man arrested after firing shot at shoplifter
TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) — Misdemeanor charges have been filed against a man after he shot at a shoplifter running from a Tupelo store.
Lt. Jerry Davis with the Tupelo Police Department says a shoplifter was fleeing loss prevention employees at the Walmart on North Gloster Street in Tupelo around 10 a.m.
Davis says another customer in the parking lot attempted to help apprehend the shoplifter.
At some point during the incident, the customer pulled out a firearm and fired a shot in the direction of the shoplifter.
The shoplifter managed to get away.
Police charged the man who fired the shot with a misdemeanor charge of discharging a firearm in the city limits.