A suspected shoplifter shot himself after a brief standoff with officers at a Wal-Mart in Union City on Wednesday, police said.
The incident happened just after 3 p.m. at the store on Jonesboro Road, Channel 2 Action News reported.
When officers responded to the shoplifting call, the detained suspect produced a previously concealed pistol, police said in a news release.
He suffered serious injuries from a self-inflicted gunshot wound and was taken to a hospital for treatment.
No other information was immediately available.
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