Armed shoplifter spurs panic at Fort Worth Walmart

The Fort Worth Police Department responded to a reported robbery at the Walmart store, 3851 Airport Freeway (121) near Beach Street.

According to police, a loss prevention officer employee confronted a man that was shoplifting from the store. The man produced a firearm and ran out of the store.

The panic caused several customers to also run out of the store after there were reports of a shooter in the building. At this time, there are no reports that the man fired any shots.

The shoplifter ran away from the scene and is still on the loose, according to police.

Robbery detectives are investigating the case.