​Walmart Shooting Suspect Was Store Employee

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August 19, 2013

Walmart has worked with police in Greenville to identify a suspect in an intentional homicide of an employee shooting Wednesday that led to the arrest of Justine Boyd. Walmart told authorities that Boyd, 46, worked with the 56-year-old Neenah woman.

Police Chief Kevin Wilkinson said Boyd was booked into the Winnebago County Jail on a charge of attempted first-degree intentional homicide. He said the incident occurred in the liquor section of the store at 1155 W. Winneconne Ave.

The shooting victim, a clerk in the liquor section, was taken by ambulance to Theda Clark Medical Center. Lt. John Karner said she was shot once in the torso.

“We’re still very concerned for the victim,” Wilkinson said. “We’re obviously all hoping and praying for the best for her.”

Police and Theda Clark Medical Center will hold a joint press conference at 10 a.m. Thursday at the hospital.

Wilkinson said investigators have not determined what led to the shooting shortly before 11:15 a.m.

“We’re digging around trying to get that information,” he said, “but so far, at least, there hasn’t been a simple explanation. The whole thing is really weird.”

Boyd has no record of criminal convictions in Wisconsin, according to the state’s circuit court access website.

Both women were cashiers, Walmart spokeswoman Dianna Gee said in a statement.

This Walmart shooting comes on the heals of another bizarre Walmart incident this summer when a man grabbed a 2-year-old child out of her mother’s shopping cart and was shot to death by police as he threatened to kill the child.

This tragic incident happened at a Walmart store in Oklahoma this past June. After the man grabbed the child, he held a knife to the toddler’s throat and appeared to get more agitated by the minute, making this a very dangerous situation for the child. Police had no choice but to shoot him to save the child from harm.

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