‘Good Samaritan’ shoots man attacking Starbucks barista

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MILLCREEK, Utah (News4Utah)- A suspect is recovering after police say he was shot by a “Good Samaritan” Thursday morning in a Millcreek Starbucks.

The shooting happened around 6:15 a.m. at the Starbucks near 3900 South 900 East, but investigators say the incident actually started at the 7-Eleven across the street.

Police say an employee there set off the panic alarm after a man was harassing customers.

By the time Unified Police arrived to the scene, the suspect had already made his way over to the Starbucks.

Detective Ken Hansen said the “Good Samaritan” was inside of the Starbucks when he noticed the suspect, now identified as Benjamin S. Overall, 37, attacking the female clerk. He fired his gun, hitting Overall in the chest.

When police arrived they used a taser to take Overall into custody, that’s when the noticed the bullet wound in his chest.

Hansen said the female clerk had some head injuries, but it expected to be alright.

Overall is also expected to recover, police said.

As for the “Good Samaritan”, Hansen said he did have a concealed weapons permit, but investigators will need time to determine if deadly force was required in this situation.

“Once we look at it to see if that helped stop the attack on the clerk, those kinds of things will make the determination on how that all plays out,” Hansen said.

This is a developing story. Updates will be posted as they become available.

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