Shoplifting suspect shoots himself – Anderson


A man involved in a shop lifting incident at a Walmart in Anderson shot himself in the head after being approached by authorities.
According to reports, Javier Castaneda, 23 of Pelzer died Monday at AnMed after Anderson police confronted him outside a Sam’s Club.
Anderson County Coroner Greg Shore said officers were called around 7:20 p.m. to investigate a shoplifting at the neighboring Walmart.
Anderson Police Chief Jim Stewart said officers caught up with the man at a loading dock behind Sam’s Club and as an officer attempted to restrain the man, he pulled a gun and shot himself.
The State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) is investigating.