A Walmart employee kills a teenager and injures a 9-year-old child. Now police in Georgia are looking for him

A Walmart employee kills a teenager and injures a 9-year-old child. Now police in Georgia are looking for him

Authorities are searching for a 19-year-old who authorities say shot two people inside a Walmart.

Fayetteville police said at 10 p.m. Friday, officers received reports of shots fired at a Walmart on Pavillion Parkway.

When officers arrived, they located Antavius ​​Holton, 19, of Riverdale, and a nine-year-old girl, who had both been shot. Both were taken to hospital.

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Police confirmed Holton died at the hospital. The child is still stable.

Police identified the shooter as Adrian Jelks, 19, a Walmart employee.

According to the investigation, officers believe this was an isolated incident and that Jelks planned to shoot the man. Police identified the child as an innocent bystander who had been hit by a stray bullet.

“I am dismayed that an innocent child is hospitalized with a gunshot wound, but I am pleased that she is in stable condition,” police said. Channel 2 Action News to the stage.

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Immediately after the shooting, Jelks drove away from the store in a vehicle but quickly abandoned it. He is still at large.

Police added that Jelks is considered armed and dangerous.

Authorities arrested Sandra Romero-Nunez, 19, and charged her with participation in a crime for the offenses of murder and aggravated assault. Officers have not said what his involvement was in the shooting.

Anyone with information on Jelks’ whereabouts is asked to call 911.

The following statement comes from Walmart company officials:

“We are heartbroken by what happened at our Fayetteville store Friday evening and extend our sympathies to the loved ones of those involved. We are working with law enforcement to assist them in any way possible with their investigation.

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