Additional arrests in connection with shooting outside Walmart in Nashville, officials say


The Walmart in Nashville at 1205 Eastern Ave. Photo by Bridget Chapman/CBS 17

NASHVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) — Two people have been arrested in connection with a shooting at a Walmart in Nash County Sunday, officials say.

The incident happened just before 1:25 p.m. in the parking lot of the Walmart in Nashville at 1205 Eastern Ave., according to a Nashville police news release.

One person suffered non-life-threatening injuries, according to police.

The incident ended at the Walgreen’s in Nashville at 703 East Washington St., Nash County Chief Deputy Brandon Medina said in a short statement Sunday afternoon.

“Within minutes, the threat was contained, and officers had all the subjects that were involved in the incident detained,” police said in the news release.

Medina said there are no “further threats to the public.” Police left the scene at Walmart just before 3 p.m.

“This was an isolated incident where the victim and suspect knew each other,” police said.

The Nashville Police Department and other local law enforcement agencies responded to the shooting.

The information and evidence collected indicated that the victim was shot while in a vehicle by Samuel Evans, 39, of Nashville. 

Evans was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury. 

He was sent to the Nash County Jail under a $25,000 bond. 

The investigation revealed that the victim, Jaishawn Freeman of Castalia, had a gun during the incident. 

Freeman was the driver of the car that Evans approached in the parking lot. 

There was an altercation inside of Walmart where threats were exchanged between Evans and Freeman. 

Once in the parking lot, Evans approached the car driven by Freeman.  

Freeman admitted to pointing a gun towards Evans. 

The investigation revealed that Freeman’s girlfriend, Brainna Young of Nashville, drove Freeman to Walgreens and disposed of the gun before police arrived on the scene. 

The continued investigation revealed that Evans was aware of the potential danger and Freeman’s possession of a firearm before he approached the vehicle driven by Freeman. 

Evans continued his approach of the vehicle instead of calling for police assistance. 

Evans’ continued approach and use of a firearm in a crowded parking lot placed everyone in that parking lot in danger. 

Additional charges were made as a result of the investigation. 

Freeman was charged with assault by pointing a gun and sent to Nash County Jail under a $5,000 bond. 

Charges are pending on Young for aid and abetting.

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