Central Fla. man shoots shoplifting suspect's car


Published: Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 8:42 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 8:42 a.m.

ORANGE CITY, Fla. — Police arrested a central Florida man who shot at the car of a fleeing shoplifting suspect in a Wal-Mart parking lot.

Orange City police say Jose Manuel Martinez was charged with aggravated assault and shooting into an occupied vehicle on Wednesday.

The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports Eddie Mckee stacked steaks and ribs into his cart and tried to leave the store without paying. But he ran when a security officer followed him.

Martinez told police he joined the chase. And when he couldn't stop Mckee, he pulled a 9 mm handgun and shot four times at the vehicle, saying he wanted to "mark the car" for police. Martinez has a concealed weapons permit.

No one was injured, but Martinez and Mckee ended up in the Volusia County Jail.

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