A Georgia Walmart loss prevention officer was fatally shot on Sunday night while trying to stop a suspected shoplifter from stealing televisions.
According to WSB-TV, many of the officers investigating the fatal shooting knew loss prevention officer Jay Ferguson from all the calls they’d received from the Walmart.
Surveillance video shows the suspect pushing three televisions out of the store with a cart. When approached by Ferguson, the man pulled a gun and shot him in the stomach.
“He was stopped, asked for his receipt. He said he didn’t have one. They said, ‘Come back in, we’ll get you a receipt.’ He then said, ‘I don’t want the receipt and I don’t want the TVs anymore,’” said Lilburn police Capt. Thom Bardugan.
The family of 25-year-old Ferguson is still trying to grapple with the loss of their loved one.
“It’s still hitting me every hour that he’s gone,” Ferguson’s sister, Abreanna Ferguson, told the station.
“This whole thing is just senseless,” said Ferguson’s mother, Falesa Nash.
Ferguson’s father, David Nash, said the killer was armed, unlike his son, and had “every intention of doing something.”
The suspect fled the scene in a red four door car.
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