Concealed Carrier – a Father with his Kids – Stops Shooting at Walmart

Concealed Carrier - a Father with his Kids - Stops Shooting at Walmart
Concealed Carrier – a Father with his Kids – Stops Shooting at Walmart

Tumwater, Washington-( Once again it is proven a good guy with a gun can stop a bad guy with a gun. This time it happened in a Walmart Supercenter parking lot in Tumwater, Washington.

Around 5:30 PM police responded to a call of a car driving erratically. Police assumed the driver was drunk. When they arrived on the scene, they found a 16-year-old female suffering minor injuries. The female reported that a man stole her car and fled the scene. Police tied the erratic driver to the stolen vehicle.

While the police were speaking to the victim at the scene of the car theft, they received another call of shots fired near Tumwater High School. It turns out that the shooting took place at a Walmart Supercenter near the school by the same suspect who stole the 16-year old girl’s car.

An armed man entered Walmart and fired three shots at a display case before leaving the store. The suspect did not hit anyone inside the store. The motives for the shooting inside the store is still under investigation.

The man then went outside the Walmart that is located 30 miles south-west of Tacoma Washington and tried to carjack another man. The carjacking victim refused to give up his car. The carjacker pulled his gun and then shot the driver for refusing to give up his car.

According to Tumwater Police spokeswoman Laura Wohl, medical personal airlifted the victim to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. Police and hospital staff have not released the condition of the victim at the time of this writing.

The unnamed suspect then tried to carjack another car in the same Walmart parking lot. This time he was stopped by a bystander with a concealed carry permit.

A father with his children saw everything going down in the parking lot and felt he needed to take action to protect his family and the other people in the Walmart parking lot. He pulled his gun from his holster and fired two shots that hit the madman instantly killing him bringing the rampage to an end.

A second citizen also pulled his handgun, but it is unclear if he fired any shots. The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene by medical personnel.

Brian Adams was in the store at the time of the shooting and fled to the parking lot where he saw the shooter. He took cover behind a car and watched the events unfold. He credits the father who stopped the suspect as a hero.

“This guy could have taken out more people, wounded or killed,” Adams told the Seattle Times. “People are grabbing their kids and pushing them in front of them and saying go, go, go and starting heading toward the nearest exit and you just start running, and you don’t know where to run to in all honesty.”

Police are continuing to investigate the Father’s Day crime, but the people of Tumwater owe a big thanks to the father who had a gun, and the will to use it to protect his family and others.

About John CrumpJohn Crump

John is a NRA instructor and a constitutional activist. He is the former CEO of Veritas Firearms, LLC and is the co-host of The Patriot News Podcast which can be found at John has written extensively on the patriot movement including 3%’ers, Oath Keepers, and Militias. In addition to the Patriot movement, John has written about firearms, interviewed people of all walks of life, and on the Constitution. John lives in Northern Virginia with his wife and sons and is currently working on a book on the history of the patriot movement and can be followed on Twitter at @crumpyss or at

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willy d

I don’t live near KC or ST.LOUIS But glad to live in Mo, moved from Pa 2yrs ago and won’t move back!!!!!!!!!!!!! Know all about the liberal non sense, just hope it doesn’t follow me out here!!!!!

willy d

I don’t know about Wal Mart policy, but the ones that I shop at I open carry and never have been approached about it and I even kid the managers at times when I’m in the stores, welcome to a very good area to live in Missouri !!!!!!


Lots of open carry here in Michigan.
Lived in Misery for nearly a year and never once saw anyone carry openly. KC must not be typical.


Does Walmart allow guns on their property?
Here in Michigan, Walmart forbids guns on their property.
Disregarding the property owner’s gun ban makes one a trespasser.
Don’t misunderstand me. I would not support Walmart’s disarmament of its customers. Just asking what the situation is in Washington.
BTW, I am also a strong supporter of property rights.
Walmart should have the right to ban guns on its property.
However, then, Walmart should be 100% liable and responsible for the safety of those it has disarmed and rendered helpless.

1776 Patriot

Liberals and Chamber of Commerce RINOs will never accept responsibility for their ignorant and dangerous support of Gun Free Zones. Responsible conservatives and independents MUST be resolute in voting out the legislator-traitors to our Constitutional Republic. We CANNOT set out the 2018 and 2020 elections just because no candidate perfectly meets our needs. There has only been one perfect person and his name will not be on the ballot; your choice must be to support the candidate that meets the most important of our needs for your and your children’s and grandchildren’s futures!

Gregory Romeu

If Society ever decides to put a bounty on MS-13, drug thugs and gang-bangers we will see more good guys with guns actually earning a living doing this.

maxwell carter

in a news report last night, it said he was shooting the lock on the ammunition display in walmart in an attempt to secure more ammo…


CBS did a feature story on this tonight, so yeah, it did happen


About one in ten adults in the State of Washington have their Mother May I Cards and carry.. regularly. This is an unusual type of incident in that area… it is not quite as liberal/whacko as Seattle. Citizens in that area (TUmwater/Olympia/Lacey) are well above average as far as numbers and regularity of carrying. We know the “security of a free state” restsupon OUR shoulders.

Missouri Born

The good guy with his gun likes the commercial just like I do….you don’t leave home without it.
Good job.

Jim Macklin

Are we really sure this happened at all. The “on the spot” TV cameras from ABC, CBS, and NBC were not there for live coverage, so how can we be sure it really happened?
The police “say” they are investigating but can they be trusted?
Washington, didn’t they pass some silly gun control laws recently? It couldn’t happen there in paradise, could it?
Seriously, it is too bad that a 16 year old girl wasn’t armed and trained.

Bill N.

This incident was mentioned on the “news”. I saw mention of it on NBC I think, but there were no details at that time. So, in answer to your question, yes, it did happen even though you didn’t see it.


Didn’t catch his sarcasm, did you?

Wild Bill

@JM, Most humorous.


My guess is the dead shooter is either an illegal or a DEMOCRAT.

1776 Patriot

Probably both. I wonder if he was still wearing his “I Voted” sticker from 2016.

Perry T Champ

Have you ever seen an illegal ‘immigrant’ who wasn’t a Democrat?


Just like an old wild west story but the guns didn’t have blanks. Shots fired and individuals went down but what would have happened if the perp was the only one with a gun. Obviously, he was crazed or he wouldn’t have been shooting the place up so everyone else would be just standing by trying to stay alive. Anti gun liberals haven’t figured that out. They think that surrendering our guns makes all guns go away. How stupid can you get.

willy d

Mainstream media won’t say a thing about when a good guy with a gun stops a shooter like this, the shooting in N J of 22 shot at an arts festival has just about got no coverage, they are more concerned about covering anything about the illegal’s coming into this country, only if it is a top seller or to slam Trump!!!!!!!!

Phil Auten

“Police are continuing to investigate the Father’s Day crime, but the people of Tumwater owe a big thanks to the father who had a gun, and the will to use it to protect his family and others.”
Amen, brother!

Phil in TX