Suspect shot dead by shopper outside Utah grocery store

AP News
Posted: May 02, 2015 7:40 PM

OREM, Utah (AP) — Police say a shopper with a concealed weapons permit fatally shot a suspect to thwart a carjacking Saturday outside a Utah grocery store.

Investigators say the 31-year-old male shooter was in Macey's parking lot in Orem, 45 miles south of Salt Lake City, when he heard a woman's screams as she was being pulled from her SUV by the suspect.

The man told police he went to assist the woman and fired one round after the 27-year-old male suspect lunged at him in an attempt to grab his gun.

The suspect, who was shot in the chest, later died at a hospital.

Police Capt. Ned Jackson told KSL ( ) he didn't think the shooter would face charges, but the investigation is ongoing.

The names of the shooter and suspect weren't immediately released.