A man shot himself after a brief standoff with police officers at a Wal-Mart in Union City, Georgia, according to a statement from the Union City Police Department.
Officers responded to a shoplifting call at the store at 3:09 p.m. ET.
“During officers’ arrival, the detained subject produced a pistol, that he had concealed on himself,” the statement said.
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The suspect shot himself, resulting in serious injuries. Officers provided immediate medical assistance to the suspect, who was transported to a nearby hospital for medical attention. The suspect remains in critical condition.
No officers or shoppers were wounded, police told NBC station WXIA.
The store reopened and is operating normally.