WOODHAVEN (WWJ) – Woodhaven Police have identified the man who was shot to death by officers investigating a shoplifting complaint at WalMart Tuesday night.

Police said 39-year old Charles Brown Jr. of Lincoln Park wouldn’t drop a screwdriver and drove his stolen car at officers who were trying to stop him.

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The shooting happened in the parking lot of the Walmart store at Allen and West roads just before 8 p.m.

Police Chief Gordon Chretien said the store’s loss prevention department called police as a man and woman suspected of shoplifting were leaving the store.

Upon arrival, Chretien said officers were confronted by Brown who was acting as if he was going to use a screwdriver as a weapon.

Chretien said officers ordered Brown to drop the screwdriver, at which time he jumped into a vehicle, put it in reverse and struck a patrol unit in an attempt to run over one of the officers.

After striking the cruiser, Brown put the vehicle in drive and allegedly tried to run over a second officer. Chretien said that’s when officers fired their weapons, shooting out the back window of the car and striking the suspect.

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Police said Brown was killed at the scene.

WWJ Tipster “Tara” said the suspect’s car, a red sedan, was parked near the store’s pharmacy drive-thru, facing the wrong direction.

The female accomplice briefly escaped, but was apprehended a short time later at a nearby Kroger store, according to police. She is now in police custody.

No one in either store was hurt.

The woman remains in custody.

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Michigan State Police are investigating to determine if police did anything wrong.