Vigilante gunman shoots and kills Tucson man who shoplifted beer from Circle K
Image: Mugshot of Gerald Ramon, who was shot and killed on Sunday for shoplifting beer from a Circle K store (Tucson Police Dept.)

Police in Tucson, Arizona have released the name of a 46-year-old man who was shot and killed by a gun-toting civilian on Sunday.


According to the Arizona Daily Star, Gerald Ramon was attempting to shoplift beer from a Circle K store when a witness gunned him down.

At around 2:30 on Sunday, said police spokesman Sgt. Pete Dugan, Ramon entered the Circle K store and attempted to leave the premises with several "beer items" without paying.

Witnesses chased Ramon, who fled on foot. A witness on a bicycle caught up with Ramon at a nearby Burger King, but Ramon reportedly threatened to hit the man with a large piece of wood. The witness drew a gun and fired, hitting Ramon, who was pronounced dead at Banner University of Arizona Medical Center.

The vigilante shooter remained on the scene and is reportedly cooperating with police.