“The customer (told investigators) that he feared the suspect would harm his wife when she arrived, or return to the store and harm customers or employees,” according to the DeSoto Police Department.
The customer called out to Cooper, who turned to face the man with the AK-47 drawn. The customer fired several shots at Cooper, incapacitating him. According to police, he was last listed on life support at a local hospital.
Police did not arrest the armed customer. The case will be sent to a grand jury to determine whether any charges will be filed against the man.