The customer at Walgreens near 61st and Northwest Radial Highway in Omaha took matters into his own hands when he witnessed two men enter the store wearing masks and one armed with a sawed off shotgun. Harry McCullough III witnessed the gunman point the shotgun at customers and that is when he pulled his handgun from the waistband of his pants and shot the suspect several times. His attorney, James Martin Davis says McCullough possibly saved lives.
“What he did was a very brave, courageous thing.”
Douglas County Attorney Don Klein says McCullough will not face criminal charges and the shooting was justified.
“There is no question when these individuals enter a store with ski masks on, gloves and a short shotgun that he was justified in using deadly force to protect himself and other people in the store.”
Even though McCullough wont’ face criminal charges he was cited with a misdemeanor for not having a concealed weapon permit. His handgun was legally registered and he was allowed to carry it if not concealed.
McCullough shot 18 year old Marquail Thomas several times. Thomas ran from the store but collapsed outside. He was taken to an Omaha hospital where he later died. McCullough also held down the other suspect, 17 year old Angelo Douglas until police arrived. Douglas was not hurt.