Columbia Police have arrested a man after he allegedly shot at officers and stole a truck late Tuesday night.
The incident happened at the Walmart located at the 300 block of Harbison Boulevard.
The officers were not injured, officials said.
Stanley Ray Lubkin, 30, is housed at the Lexington County Detention Center on the following charges:
• Two counts of attempted murder
• Possession of a weapon during a violent crime
• Possession of a weapon by a person convicted of a crime of violence
• Grand larceny of a motor vehicle
The incident began when a Columbia Police investigator spotted a white Escalade that was reported stolen from Lexington County in the Walmart parking lot.
Officers charged a female with possession of methamphetamine and possession of a schedule 4 narcotic, alprazolam.
During that time, Lubkin was inside the Walmart. When he returned to the parking lot, officers saw him walking toward the Escalade and attempted to speak with him.
That’s when Lubkin allegedly pulled out a gun and ignored officers’ repeated verbal commands to get on the ground.
Instead, Lubkin ran away. During the foot chase he allegedly fired his handgun, posing a threat to officers and citizens in the parking lot.
No one was injured as a result of the gunfire. Due to the immediate threat to public safety, officers chose not to deploy their duty weapons at Lubkin. Instead, they continued to chase him on foot.
That’s when Lubkin allegedly hopped into a Dodge Ram in the parking lot and left the scene.
Lubkin was arrested Wednesday morning in Lexington County.
He was found and captured by Lexington County Sheriff’s Department deputies at approximately 3 a.m. on North Lake Drive. He was sleeping inside of the Dodge Ram which officials say was stolen from the Walmart.