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Martez Tarrell Abram, 39, from Southaven opened fire on Tuesday at 6:40 am

PICTURED: Mississippi Walmart shooter who opened fire on colleagues one day after being suspended for bringing a knife to work, killing a manager and an old employee

  • Martez Tarrell Abram, 39, from Southaven, opened fire on Tuesday at 6:40 AM
  • He killed manager Anthony Brown [40] and employee Brandon Gales [38]
  • Abram was shot but is still alive and a police officer was also wounded
  • It happened early on Tuesday morning while many employees were outside
  • Abram was suspended on Monday, the day before, for putting a knife to work
  • He was shot by the police before he was taken into custody
  • He is now confronted with two assassinations and is supposed to be in the hospital
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Martez Tarrell Abram, 39, from Southaven opened fire on Tuesday at 6:40 am

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Martez Tarrell Abram, 39, from Southaven opened fire on Tuesday at 6:40 am

Two people who were shot and killed in a Walmart in Mississippi on Tuesday were identified with the shooter, an unsatisfied employee who had been suspended the day before because he brought a knife to work.

Martez Tarrell Abram, 39, from Southaven opened fire on Tuesday at 6:40 am on the Walmart where he worked.

He killed manager Anthony Brown [40] and permanent associate Brandon Gales [38].

It is not clear whether they were randomly shot or shot. One was killed inside and the other was killed inside.

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Abram was shot by the police, but is in the hospital and is expected to recover.

He is now confronted with two counts of murder.

It was initially reported that Abram had been suspended because he had pulled a knife to a customer the day before, but Walmart has since made it clear that instead he was bringing a knife to work and showing it to a colleague.

According to the police, he did not threaten anyone with the knife, but someone reported him because he had brought it to work.

He had no criminal history & # 39; whatever & # 39; before Tuesday's shooting, said John Champion, DeSoto County District Attorney.

Brandon Gales, 38.
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Brandon Gales, 38.

Manager Anthony Brown, 40

Manager Anthony Brown, 40

Long-term employee Brandon Gales [38] and manager Anthony Brown [40] both died

The shooting started on Tuesday at 6:40 am when several people outside the 24-hour store called 911 to report an active shooter.

Employees held their hands in the parking lot and then prayed.

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There were 60 people in the store when the shooting started and the police also received reports that the suspect had set fire to the building.

When they arrived, they found the suspect in the parking lot.

One of the police officers was shot in the chest but was rescued by his bulletproof vest.

The shooting took place on Tuesday at a Walmart in the city of Southaven, which lies on the northeastern line between Tennessee and Mississippi.

The shooting took place on Tuesday at a Walmart in the city of Southaven, which lies on the northeastern line between Tennessee and Mississippi.

The shooting took place on Tuesday at a Walmart in the city of Southaven, which lies on the northeastern line between Tennessee and Mississippi.

Walmart employees held hands one after the other in the parking lot, prayed and comforted each other
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Walmart employees held hands one after the other in the parking lot, prayed and comforted each other

Walmart employees held hands one after the other in the parking lot, prayed and comforted each other

The city of Southaven is on the border between Tennessee and Mississippi

The city of Southaven is on the border between Tennessee and Mississippi

The city of Southaven is on the border between Tennessee and Mississippi

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