Update to the story: One of the two concealed carriers who confronted the carjacker is an EMT and pastor. Also the carjacker started shooting inside the Walmart, stealing the ammo instead of buying it. https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-ne ... his-story/
Court records show Day’s criminal history included violations of a domestic-violence protection order, felony assault and making death threats.
But Tumwater Police Wednesday didn’t yet know precisely what sparked the frenzy.
“He appeared to have maybe some mental health and drug issues and was acting somewhat paranoid,” said Laura Wohl, spokeswoman for the department.
Day entered the Walmart, made for the back of the store and shot open a display case to get more ammunition. The gunshots sent customers and workers running for the exits, witnesses said. Day headed back toward the parking lot.
At that point, “the gunman came past me waving and pointing his gun and exited the building,” George said. The pastor hooked up with another armed civilian, which news reports have identified as Jesse Zamora of Kennewick.
They followed Day outside, watching as he tried to take more vehicles. At some point, George drew his own firearm. He watched Day shoot twice into the driver’s side of a vehicle, critically injuring a man, and start to move toward where George thought his family might be.
George got into a position “to have a safe shot” at Day.
Day tried to take another car. George shot him. Day fell to the ground.