PHOENIX (AP) — A citizen accused of shooting at two shoplifting suspects at a Glendale mall could be facing charges.
Glendale police say they’ve submitted a felony charge of unlawful discharge of a firearm to the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office for review against 61-year-old Mervin Brewer.
The ex-Marine was waiting for his wife in the Sears parking lot of Arrowhead Towne Center last Friday.
Brewer saw a woman pull a gun on a loss-prevention officer although authorities say the gun turned out to be a toy.
Police say Brewer fired his gun four times.
Brewer says he shot at the suspects to protect himself, the loss-prevention officer and his wife.
No injuries were reported and the husband and wife who are the shoplifting suspects were later arrested. They’ve been charged with several felonies.
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