DALLAS - Gunfire sent shoppers at a Dallas Walmart running Tuesday night.
Police said there was an attempted robbery just before 10 p.m. at the store on Samuel Boulevard in the Pleasant Grove neighborhood.
A man approached a cash register and pointed a handgun at the cashier’s face. The cashier didn’t comply quickly enough so the man fired shots into the floor, police said.
The robber fired several more rounds as he tried to get away. That sent a crowd of people running out of the store.
Shopper Daphne Isaac said when she heard the gunshots she took off running and trying to find her husband and daughter. Roderick Ridge was also shopping and ducked for cover when he heard the shots. He said other people were screaming or running out of the store.
A Dallas officer who was in a nearby parking lot saw the commotion and quickly spotted the gunman in the parking lot.
The officer ordered 36-year-old Marcus Booker to the ground. Several security guards, an off-duty sheriff’s deputy and witnesses helped the officer detain him, police said.
Booker is now facing charges for aggravated robbery.
No one was hurt during the incident.