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A suspected shoplifter with rotten timing was met by an armed police officer after he allegedly tried to exit an Arizona Walmart with stolen goods.
Phoenix Police are describing an incident in which a 35-year-old man was confronted by a loss prevention employee and a uniformed, off-duty police officer, as the alleged thief sought to exit the business with concealed goods earlier this month.
A suspect police have identified as David Apana produced a weapon as he was confronted — a decision that led to the police officer drawing his own, according to local station KTVK.
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One shot fired by the officer drove Apana to flee the scene, with the suspect ultimately exiting the Walmart from a rear door.
Phoenix Police ultimately apprehended the suspect in a neighborhood west of the business.
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