Woman draws gun, shoots at shoplifter's SUV at Home Depot - WNEM TV 5

Woman draws gun, shoots at shoplifter's SUV at Home Depot

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AUBURN HILLS, MI (AP) -

Police say a woman in a Home Depot parking lot fired shots at the SUV of a fleeing shoplifter in southeastern Michigan.

The 48-year-old woman has a concealed weapon permit, but police say she apparently wasn't being threatened by the shoplifter. Auburn Hills police Lt. Jill McDonnell says the shoplifter got away Tuesday.

The Detroit Free Press reports that the woman who fired her gun cooperated with police and was released pending an investigation.

Gun safety experts say it doesn't seem like the gunshots were justified. Rick Ector, a firearms trainer, tells the Free Press that a gun is "truly a tool of last resort."

Two weeks ago, a man shot a bank robber as he fled with cash in another Detroit suburb.

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