Police: 14-year-old boy opened fire at Walmart


Teen faces attempted murder,

assault, robbery, drug charges

EASLEY — A 14-year-old boy faces multiple charges, including two counts of attempted murder, after police said he opened fire in the Easley Walmart parking lot on Sunday night.

According to an incident report, officers responding to assist with a traffic stop in the Walmart parking lot at around 10:39 p.m. saw two males chasing another male through the parking lot. After subsequently hearing two gunshots and bystanders shouting about a person with a gun, officers saw the third male running away from the store wielding a small black handgun, the report said.

Officers were able to catch up to, disarm and detain the suspect without further incident.

The juvenile, who police said was suspected of shoplifting and chased out of the store by a Walmart employee, was charged with two counts of attempted murder, three counts of first-degree assault and battery, possession of a weapon during commission of a crime, armed robbery and simple possession of marijuana, according to the report.

The teen’s name was being withheld due to his age, officers said.