#Roommates, sad news to report out of Arkansas, as multiple reports confirm that a shooting has occurred inside of a local Walmart. One person is dead and two police officers have been injured as a result of being shot.
@FOX13Memphis reports, two police officers are currently recovering from their injuries, while the shooting suspect is dead after a shootout inside a local Arkansas Walmart. According to reports, the suspect, revealed as 40-year-old Bobby Joe Gibbs, was inside the Forrest City Walmart described as acting strangely and threatening people inside the store, according to officials.
Following Gibbs’ erratic behavior, Walmart security called the police. Upon the arrival of the two officers, they confronted him. That’s when things took a terrifying turn. Gibbs reportedly then pulled out a gun and shot both police officers. The officers both fired back, ultimately shooting and killing him, according to St. Francis County Sheriff Bobby May.
One of the officers, whose name has not yet been released to the public, was reportedly shot four times. He was taken to Regional One and is in critical condition. The injuries of the other police officer have not been revealed at this time.
Following the shooting, Walmart released the following statement:
“We are aware of the incident that took place at our store in Forrest City, AR this morning. We will continue to work with the Forrest City Police Department to assist in their investigation. As this is an active investigation, any additional questions should be referred to the Forrest City Police Department.”
This is the second shooting inside a Walmart this month.
Roommates, what are your thoughts on this?