Walmart shooting suspect was store employee, police say

Police say the suspect in the Saturday night shooting at a Walmart in north Conway was an employee of the store.

Conway police officers were dispatched to the store, located at 1155 Skyline Drive, around 9:57 p.m. The shooting left one woman, identified as Lori Martin, injured. Department spokesperson La Tresha Woodruff said Martin, whose age was not known by police, is currently in critical, but stable condition at the Conway Regional Medical Center.

Woodruff said Myron Terrell, a store custodian, was developed as a suspect shortly after the shooting, and arrested at his apartment in the 1800 block of Hogan Lane on probable cause.

In a Facebook post Sunday afternoon, the Conway Police Department thanked store employees for their help in developing Terrell as a suspect. 

"Thanks to Walmart employees for their full cooperation and quick actions during this incident," the department said. "They were a tremendous help in identifying and locating the suspect."

According to the Faulkner County Sheriff's Office inmate roster, Terrell, 29, was processed at the Faulkner County jail around 4:38 a.m. Sunday. Terrell shows a charge of criminal conduct constituting attempt, and no bond has been set, according to the website.

There has been discussion of possible charges of first-degree battery or attempted murder, police said. Terrell has "minor things" in his criminal record, but nothing that compares to his alleged actions Saturday night, Woodruff said.

Although police believe Terrell did not know the victim, investigators say it appears she was targeted.

"Looking at video and talking to people led detectives to believe [the victim] was targeted, but no evidence leads to them knowing each other," Woodruff said.

The shooting is still being investigated by authorities.

"We're still talking to witnesses and trying to figure out what caused this to happen," Woodruff said. "Obviously, the victim has been in the hospital receiving treatment, and we have not talked to her."

According to police, Martin was shot multiple times while waiting in a checkout line in the store.

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