Police identify suspect fatally shot by civilian at Walmart in Tumwater

He shot two people and tried carjacking six people.

It appeared no one was hurt inside the Walmart store.

A man who would rather not be identified stopped the crime spree when he shot and killed Day.

Rick Fievez (middle) is recovering from several gunshots sustained by a carjacker at a Walmart in Tumwater. Officials said Monday that the driver remains in critical condition at a Seattle hospital.

Robert Berwick, a 54-year-old Olympia resident who stepped into Walmart to buy briquettes and a water filter said he was in the back of store when he heard shots in the building. His family set up a GoFundMe to help pay for his medical bills. The other, a 16-year-old girl, suffered an injury believed to be minor.

"I ducked my head and I gunned it", said Barton, who said Day fired a shot through Barton's windshield. He said fragments from the bullet that hit his dad in the shoulder lodged in his spine.

Kyle Fievez said he received a voicemail from the man who killed the gunman, but had yet to speak to him and thank him.

"Without him how many lives could (Day) have taken?" asked Barton, "So super-thankful for that hero".

Wohl said the chaotic string of incidents began just before 5 p.m. with a report of a possibly intoxicated, erratic driver near Tumwater High School. Police said Day then carjacked a vehicle, drove to Walmart, fired at an ammunition display case and took some ammunition.

A bystander in Washington fatally shot a carjacking suspect on Sunday after the carjacker allegedly shot a man who refused to give up control of his vehicle, according to police. The suspect then fled the store and shot a man while attempting to carjack his vehicle in the store parking lot.

Tim O. Day, 44, of McCleary.

Another witness, a woman named Megan Chadwick, said her husband saw an armed civilian take down the shooter.

Day then tried to carjack another person and shot the driver twice when he did not comply, police said.

"He is a hero. This (suspect) could have taken out more people, wounded or killed", said witness Brian Adams. They quickly located the stolen vehicle, but once again no suspect. If this customer hadn't done what he did. When the carjacking failed, Day got back into his auto and drove away, heading the wrong way on Highway 101, she said. The victim was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle with serious injuries. Then she heard a popping sound from the other side of the store and someone yelling "run, run". "About 15 to 20 seconds maybe even later, another sound exactly the same", said witness John Gerasimczyk. "I really think more people could easily have been shot with what this guy was doing".

Witnesses described shots being fired inside the Walmart, as well, though Wohl did not confirm that. He has a history of drug and weapons crimes.

  • Rogelio Becker