No Charges Filed Against Walmart Shoplifting Suspect Shooter

(JOHNSON CITY) — Charges are not being filed against the man who opened fire on two shoplifting suspects last Friday at Walmart.

Prosecutors say John Jenkins was acting in self-defense when he fired on a SUV occupied by two men one of which rolled out a cart of merchandise from the W. Market St. store without paying.

According to police a man in the SUV pulled a gun on Jenkins and that’s when he went for his weapon.

Jenkins had a permit to carry the gun.