A good Samaritan responded by shooting and killing an attacker after a mother was struck on the back of the head while loading her infant into the car at Walmart.
The incident occurred around 1:30 pm at a Shawnee, Kansas, Walmart.
According to The Kansas City Star, the mother was loading her child in the car when two men attacked her from behind–specifically striking her in the back of the head. The mother screamed and a man whom police refer to as “good Samaritan No. 1” ran to her aid, only to be shot “multiple times” by one of the men. “Good Samaritan No. 2” then entered the fray with his gun drawn and shot and killed one of the two attackers. The second attacker fled.
The mother was “initially…hospitalized in critical condition with a head injury” but “was upgraded to good Sunday evening.” And “good Samaritan No. 1” had to undergo surgery for the gunshot wounds he received.
The infant was not harmed in the attack.
Shawnee Police Major Tan Harris said the attacker who fled who soon “apprehended by a K-9 team.”
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