OREM, Utah (AP) — Police say a shopper with a concealed weapons permit fatally shot a suspect to thwart a carjacking Saturday outside a Utah grocery store.
Investigators say the 31-year-old male shooter was in Macey's parking lot in Orem, 45 miles south of Salt Lake City, when he heard a woman's screams as she was being pulled from her SUV by the suspect.
The man told police he went to assist the woman and fired one round after the 27-year-old male suspect lunged at him in an attempt to grab his gun.
The suspect, who was shot in the chest, later died at a hospital.
Police Capt. Ned Jackson said he didn't think the shooter would face charges, but the investigation is ongoing.
The names of the shooter and suspect weren't immediately released.