A double amputee is accused of shooting a Wal-Mart employee and then trying to evade police using a motorized shopping cart.
Daniel Pirtle, 45, was stopped by the assistant manager of the Anchorage, Alaska, store Saturday. The manager asked Pirtle to put his service dog on a leash, but Pirtle refused, police said.
An argument ensued and Pirtle reportedly pulled a gun out and shot the clerk in the stomach.
Police said Pirtle then tried to escape using a motorized shopping cart. He got to the front of the store before police swarmed in.
Pirtle has been charged with first-degree assault and fourth-degree weapons misconduct. He’s being held on $50,000 bond.
The manager underwent surgery and was last listed in stable condition.
A Wal-Mart spokesman called the shooting a, “senseless, unprovoked act of violence.”