Home Depot shoplifting suspects in custody

- Two men suspected of shoplifting from a Home Depot earlier this week have been arrested, according to the Auburn Hills Police Department.

On Tuesday, police say a man pushed a cart full of unpaid merchandise out of the store and got into a dark-colored SUV. A nearby customer tried to intervene and stop the suspects, and fired shots at the vehicle. Police believe the shots flattened a tire. The woman is a concealed pistol license holder.

Police say the suspects are 52- and 46-year-old men from Flint. Police say they found their getaway car at the 46-year-old's home, which is the one they believe was the getaway driver.. Auburn Hills Police say the items stolen from the store are valued at more than $10,000, making the offense a retail fraud first degree. That charge is a felony and can land five years in prison or a hefty fine. 

Many CPL instructors have criticized the woman's actions, saying she did not have the legal right to shoot.

"You can't shoot at moving cars. You can't shoot at people retreating. You can't do that," CPL instructor Tanisha Moner previously told FOX 2.

The case has been given to prosecutors. Charges for the two men are not known at this time, and the woman could also face charges. We're told she is cooperating with police and has not been arrested, but was released pending the investigation.

Stay with FOX 2 for updates on this developing story. 

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