Walmart Employee Resigns After Shooting Incident

By: Rashi Vats Email
By: Rashi Vats Email

Walmart confirms that a College Station employee, who shot and killed an armed shoplifter after being attacked, has resigned.

According to a Walmart spokesman, 25 year-old Dustin Batson was not encouraged to resign, but he gave his notice Sunday which is just four days after the incident.

He worked as a loss-prevention officer at the College Station Walmart.

Detectives have determined that around 4 p.m. Friday, Bradshaw attempted to leave the store with a shopping cart of stolen merchandise. Loss prevention officers made contact with Bradshaw and had escorted him to the loss prevention office. While in the office, Bradshaw began to struggle with employees and pulled a handgun from the pocket of his pants. During the struggle, the handgun discharged, with the round striking a filing cabinet.

Batson was able to take control of Bradshaw’s gun. Bradshaw then pulled a knife and began approaching him. Police say Batson fired a single shot hitting Bradshaw in the midsection.

The investigation into this incident continues.

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