Phoenix, Arizona, Family Dollar employee Kevin Salas Madrid is under arrest after allegedly shooting a shoplifter at least ten times.

The shooting occurred Wednesday just before 8 p.m.

FOX 10 Phoenix reported that 24-year-old Madrid confronted the shoplifter and that the shoplifter allegedly punched Madrid in the face.

Madrid responded by shooting the shoplifter and then allegedly continued to shoot once the suspect fell to the ground.

FOX 10 said Madrid shot the shoplifter ten times but AZFamily claimed Madrid shot him 15 times, “emptying his gun’s magazine.”

A witness told police the shoplifter allegedly made a fist and punched Madrid hard enough to knock his glasses off. It was after that punch that Madrid opened fire.

Madrid was booked on a second degree murder charge. The shoplifter is hospitalized in critical condition.

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