Monday, February 06, 2017

Teen Shot, Killed Over Allegations of Diapers Theft at Orlando-area Walmart
Female juvenile also in custody

5:26 AM EST Feb 6, 2017

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. —Orange County authorities are investigating after a man was shot and killed in a retail theft incident at a Pine Hills Walmart.

Arthur Adams, 19, was shot and killed during the incident. Authorities said Adams was one of three people who entered a Walmart neighborhood market and took two grocery carts full of diapers without paying.

As an employee confronted the three alleged thieves in the parking lot, a customer saw the incident and went to help the employee. When one of the suspects reportedly made a move like he was reaching for something, the customer pulled his gun and fired several shots at the suspects.

The three suspects tried to flee in a maroon Nissan Rogue, but crashed into two vehicles in the parking lot. They ran from the scene. Adams went to a gas station across the street, and keeled over. He was taken to a hospital, and died some time Saturday.

Hours after the shooting, a female juvenile went to an unspecified hospital for treatment of a gunshot wound to the leg. Detectives were able to identify her as one of three people involved in the incident.

Initially, the sheriff's office was not certain whether there were three or four suspects. At this time the third suspect has not been identified. The OCSO released surveillance photos of that suspect Sunday evening.

No comments: