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BEECH GROVE, Ind. — A shoplifting suspect was shot at by a licensed gun owner at the Walmart in Beech Grove, Saturday afternoon.

Indianapolis Metro Police Officer Samone Burris told reporters that the suspect pulled a gun on the store’s security guard around 4 p.m. as the suspect was being confronted. The security guard is also a full-time park ranger.

That’s when the man pulled his gun and shot at the suspect, who was taken to the hospital.

“We again thank both of the individuals who showed up when we needed them,” said Burris. “Most of the time civilians and community members call us when they need us. So, it is phenomenal that when we needed the community they were right there with us.”

She said a store employee had minor injuries.

As for charges, Burris said that would be up to the Marion County prosecutor, but that detectives were gathering information.