Police in North Carolina have identified a suspect who reportedly shot a High Point Police officer inside a Walmart store over the weekend.
26-year-old Tyler N. Carrico was hauled into the station after the shooting incident on Sunday night, which initially stemmed from an attempt to flee police.
After refusing to leave the Walmart, police were called and approached Carrico who was in the customer service area. Attempting to run, he was brought to the ground by a responding officer behind the customer service desk.
When the officer began to struggle with him on the ground, Carrico attempted to gain access to the officer’s sidearm and shot the officer in the hand.
Bolting towards the checkout counter, Carrico was cornered yet again and attempted to attack a second police officer. Eventually, additional officers were able to subdue him in the produce section.
According to FOX8, HPPD reported that Carrico was slapped into leg irons due to his physically and verbally combative nature.
The officer who was shot in the hand has since been released from the hospital.
Carrico faces charges of felony assault with a deadly weapon on a law enforcement officer, misdemeanor assault on a law enforcement officer and injury to personal property.
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