MOORESVILLE, N.C. — A suspect has been arrested in Georgia for shooting a man in the parking lot of a Walmart in Mooresville Sunday morning, police said.
Officers responded to the store on Norman Station Boulevard at around 11:40 a.m. for reports of a shooting.
They found a 27-year-old man who had been shot in his back near the garden center entrance. He was taken to a hospital for his injuries and is expected to recover.
Police said the shooting was not random and was a domestic violence incident involving the victim and suspect. The victim is not a Mooresville resident, and authorities said the suspect, who police identified as Robert Little Baker-Brown, left the scene right after.
Investigators believed Baker-Brown was headed back to his home in Forsyth County, Georgia and contacted authorities there. They found him at his home later Sunday and took him into custody.
Baker-Brown is facing a charge of attempted first-degree murder. He is currently being held in Georgia, pending extradition to North Carolina.
A Channel 9 crew was at the scene and could see several police cars and tape in the Walmart’s parking lot.
Shoppers who go to that Walmart frequently were surprised to learn about the incident.
“It’s very shocking here in Mooresville. I’ve been up here since ‘83 and the first time I’ve heard of a shooting like this. A couple of years ago, some motorist ran through the Hotshots Bar and Grill, but shooting, no, never heard of it.”
No other details have been released at this point.
This is an ongoing investigation. Return to this story for updates.
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