A 911 caller reported that the suspect, later identified as SHUTTLE, had claimed to have a firearm and instructed employees to hand over prescription medication.
Upon arrival, officers located SHUTTLE behind the counter taking prescription drugs and used verbal commands in an attempt to de-escalate the situation. However, SHUTTLE allegedly became agitated and picked up a large wooden club he had carried with him into the pharmacy and stepped toward Sgt. Tom Maskalenko.
Sgt. Maskalenko fired his stun gun at SHUTTLE, striking him in the chest, but it was ineffective due to SHUTTLE wearing multiple layers of clothing. Detective John Coburn recognized that it was ineffective and holstered his firearm before tackling SHUTTLE, causing him to lose possession of the club.
Sgt. Maskalenko and Officer Dan Adams then assisted Detective Coburn in safely taking SHUTTLE into custody.