After drawing her concealed firearm and firing at a vehicle, Tatiana Duva-Rodriguez now faces charges for her actions. She faces as much as 90 days in jail and/or a fine.
The charges claim that Duva-Rodriguez shot at the vehicle driven by two men who were suspected of stealing from a Home Depot.
“If this is proven, I find it very disturbing that someone would take out their gun in a busy parking lot and shoot at the tires of a passing car,” said Jessica Cooper, the Oakland County Prosecutor.
“Once fired, the bullet could have easily ricocheted or fragmented and injured or killed someone else. It would have been much more helpful for her to shoot pictures of the shoplifter’s license plate.”
“We are grateful that nothing more serious happened as a result of the decision to fire a weapon into a busy parking lot,” said Police Chief Doreen Olko.
“We do not encourage bystanders to insert themselves into incidents because of the potential for deadly consequences.”
Duva-Rodriguez fired her 9mm handgun, flattening the tire or the 2015 Jeep the shoplifters drove as a getaway vehicle. No injuries were reported.
For more on this, read the article from the Oakland Press titled: “Charges filed against woman who shot at fleeing shoplifters in Home Depot parking lot.“