A Family Dollar employee in Arizona was reportedly arrested for fatally shooting a shoplifter who punched him in the face when the employee asked him to leave.
Employee Kevin Salas Madrid encountered an alleged serial shoplifter inside nearly 68 Phoenix stores.th Shortly before 8 p.m. on Wednesday, they monitored Ave. and Indian School Road and warned the suspects to stop stealing and leave the 100-yen shop. KTVK/KPHO.
The two then got into an altercation when the shoplifter punched Madrid in the face, at which point the clerk pulled out a gun and opened fire, the outlet reported.
He allegedly shot the suspect 10 times and continued firing bullets while the man lay on the floor. FOX 10 Phoenix reported.
Police did not immediately respond to requests for information.
Madrid later told police he did not see whether the man had a weapon, according to reports.
The victim was taken to a local hospital but was unsuccessful.
Police reportedly said in a probable cause statement that Madrid “said he made the worst decision of his life.”
Madrid was eventually charged with second-degree murder.
A Family Dollar spokesperson did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
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