What’s the deal with Walmart parking lots and criminals? First a Kansas woman was assaulted by two thugs, and more recently a Florida Walmart employee shot and killed an armed robber.
This incident, which occurred early last Wednesday, is believed to be a cut and dry case of self-defense.
“Investigators believe this was an attempted robbery and the employee fired in self-defense,” said Sunrise Police Officer Chris Piper.
According to police, the Walmart employee went out to his car on his break and was approached by an armed man.
“He points the weapon at the employee, and there is an exchange of words,” Piper said. “The Walmart employee, who has a permit, pulls out a weapon and fires multiple rounds.”
While no official names have been released, a woman at the scene named Nastashia Jones claimed to be the employee’s sister. She identified her brother as Ervin Jones.
“We got a text this morning letting us know what was going on,” Jones said. “I thought my brother was dead, but they said it was the other person.”
Ervin Jones has a 2-year-old son, Jones explained.
“I’m sorry to hear what happened to the victim, but my brother works hard…to take care of him and his child,” she said.
The investigation into the shooting is continuing, police said