MPD: Suspect arrested in connection with Hickory Hill Walmart shooting
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - Thursday, the Memphis Police Department held a press conference concerning Tuesday night’s shooting at the Walmart on Hickory Hill Road.
After receiving a Crime Stoppers tip, investigators were able to identify the shooter as 40-year-old James Earl Smith.
Smith was arrested Thursday morning and charged with reckless endangerment, aggravated assault and convicted felon in possession of a weapon.
According to police, shots were fired inside the Walmart around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday night.
One man was shot and rushed to the hospital in non-critical condition.
Officers arrested 29-year-old William Hubbard after he originally told police he was shot in a different location, then retracted his story and admitted he was the person that was shot during the incident at Walmart.
Police also detained a man that fit the suspect description and released him once they realized he was the wrong man.
The suspect is described as a man in his early 40′s, average build, wearing a brown jacket and balding on top with long dread braids in the back.
MPD asks the public to call Crime Stoppers at 901-528-CASH if you can identify the suspect.
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