The alleged attacker — Eric Meade, 37, of Welton Avenue in Norwalk — was arrested and charged with assault, Norwalk police Capt. Eric Hipp said.
Meade punched a 29-year-old Norwalk man, who responded by drawing his gun and aiming it at Meade, Hipp said.
“He pointed it at Meade to get him to stop,” Hipp said.
Even after finding himself at the business end of the man's gun, however, Meade kept trying to assault the man, police said.
Only when Walmart employees came out did the fracas subside – Meade stopped attacking the man and the man put his gun away, Hipp said. Several people in the parking lot witnessed the attack, police said.
As of Monday evening, officers were still investigating the incident. They plan to turn the case over to the Norwalk law director for consideration of further charges.
Hipp refused to release the identity of the concealed carry permit-holder, and officers have not yet said what triggered the confrontation.