Man Shot at Macy’s Could be Booted From Military You Can Help
Friends and family members of a Yakima man shot while trying to prevent shoplifting at Macy's in Union Gap in December of last year have started a GoFundMe campaign.
BRYAN TRIED TO STOP THE SHOPLIFTER BEFORE THE MAN PULLED A GUN AND FIRED
37-year-old Caleb Bryan was the loss prevention Officer who tried to stop a man from shoplifting at the store December 18 of last year. Police say a struggle started and the suspect, identified as Vincent Donini pulled a gun and shot Bryan in both wrists before fleeing the area and eventually being arrested in Sunnyside.
POLICE SAY THE SUSPECT WAS A KNOWN GANG MEMBER AND HAD SHOPLIFTED IN THE PAST
He's being held in the Yakima County jail. Bail set at $500,000. Donini was known to officials at the mall after being banned from the facility in 2021 for shoplifting. Union Gap Police say Donini is a documented gang member from Yakima.
FAMILY MEMBERS SAY BRYAN COULD BE FORCED OUT OF THE MILITARY BECAUSE OF HIS INJURIES
The victim in the shooting, Caleb Bryan is a member of the Washington Army National Guard. His family says he could be forced out of the military because of the permanent nerve damage he suffered in the shooting.
"Due to his injuries, he faces possible medical dismissal from the armed services due to this senseless act of violence," Kathryn Moore wrote on GoFundMe. "Caleb is a stoic, compassionate, heroic member of our community who deserves our support following this catastrophic event."
YOU CAN HELP BRYAN RECOVER
The fundraiser to support Bryan has raised more than $2,000 in two days. That GoFundMe can be found here: https://gofund.me/26417f7e
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