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'Disgruntled' Walmart worker accused of fatally shooting 2 employees identified

Suspect shot by police officer, chief says
Updated: 6:17 PM CDT Jul 30, 2019


Southaven police have charged Martez Tarrell Abram, 39, with two counts of murder.

Two store employees were killed Tuesday morning in a shooting at a Walmart
in Southaven, authorities said.

Abram was wounded in an exchange of gunfire with police, authorities said.

"Two of our officers encountered the suspect outside on the west side parking lot of the building. One of our officers was shot at this time. He was saved by his vest. Our officer is currently in the hospital recovering with his family," said Southaven Police Chief Macon Moore. "At this point, the suspect was engaged by another officer. (The suspect) was struck twice by gunfire from our officer. He was taken into custody (and) he has been transported to Region One Medical Center, where it is my understanding that he is currently in surgery."

Southaven Mayor Darren Musselwhite said the suspect is a disgruntled Walmart employee.

Anthony Brown, 38, of Olive Branch, who employees said was a store manager, died after he was shot inside Walmart, DeSoto County Coroner Joshua Pounders said. Family members said Walmart employee Brandon Gales, of Hernando, was also shot and killed.

The shooting prompted a sizable law enforcement response, with officers setting up a perimeter and entering the Walmart Supercenter. The Shelby County, Tennessee, bomb squad was called to the scene after a suspicious package was found inside the store, Moore said.

Moore said Southaven police officers and firefighters recently underwent active shooter training.

"There's no doubt that training they received two weeks ago saved lives today," Moore said.

About 60 employees were inside the store when the shooting broke out about 6:30 a.m. Tuesday, Moore said.


Suspect identified, charged with two counts of murder in deadly shooting at Southaven Walmart

Updated: Jul 30, 2019 / 05:20 PM CDT

SOUTHAVEN, Miss. (localmemphis.com) – DeSoto County District Attorney John Champion says the suspect in the Walmart shooting is former employee Martez Abram, who is now charged with two counts of murder.

Desoto County DA John Champion: we will begin extradition process on murder suspect Martez Abram. The grand jury will be the body who will formally charge him. Champion said there was a fire started in the baby section of the Southaven @Walmart.
— Brad Broders (@Local24Brad) July 30, 2019

(ORIGINAL STORY) – Two Walmart employees have been killed, and a police officer shot in his bulletproof vest, after a shooter opened fire at the Walmart in Southaven, Mississippi, Tuesday morning. The shooter was also shot by an officer and taken to Regional One Hospital.

Southaven, MS Police Chief Macon Moore said at 06:33 a.m. Tuesday morning, police got 911 calls about an active shooter event at the Wal-Mart Supercenter at 6811 Southcrest Blvd. Chief Moore said Southaven officers arrived starting at 06:36 a.m., with about 60 Wal-Mart employees inside the store at the time at the time.

Local 24 News confirmed two employees were shot and killed, one outside the store and the other inside. The DeSoto County coroner tells us manager Anthony Brown and Brandon Gales were killed. Family members told Local 24 News Gales had worked for Walmart for 16 years.

Family members of Brandon Gales say he worked at Walmart for 16 years. Started there when he was 19
— Jeni DiPrizio (@local24jeni) July 30, 2019

Brandon Gales (Courtesy the family of Brandon Gales)

Anthony Brown (Courtesy Facebook)

Chief Moore said officers tried to find the suspect as they arrived, and two of the officers encountered the suspect on west side of building.

“One of our officers was shot at this time, he was saved by his vest,” Chief Moore said.

According to Baptist DeSoto, the police officer who was shot, was hit in his bullet proof vest and was not injured. The shooter was shot by an officer and is currently at Regional One, condition unknown.
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