Monday, February 17, 2014

WalMart Shooting in Phoenix

A man shot inside a Walmart store during a fight died, police in the Phoenix suburb of Chandler said Sunday night.
Detectives reviewing surveillance video report that two people got into a fight in the store, which ended in a shooting around 4 p.m. Sunday, Chandler police spokesman Joseph Favazzo said in a news release.
Favazzo told The Associated Press that the shooter remained at the store for a little while and then fled. He didn't make any other threats, the spokesman said.
Soon afterward, a family member called authorities to report his whereabouts. Police picked him up at the home and were questioning him. The man wasn't under arrest as of Sunday night and was cooperating with authorities, Favazzo said.
The victim had been taken to a local hospital in critical condition, but later died. His name hasn't been released.


  1. "A man who shot and killed another man inside a suburban Phoenix Walmart opened fire in self-defense, Chandler police said Monday.
    According to Chandler police, Kyle Wayne Quadlin, 25, shot Kriston Charles Belinte Chee, 36, following a fight at a service counter Sunday afternoon.
    Detectives reviewing surveillance video report the two men fought in the store before the shooting Sunday afternoon.
    Quadlin told police he pulled his gun in self-defense.
    "Mr. Quadlin was losing the fight and indicated he 'was in fear for his life,' so he pulled his gun and shot Mr. Belinte Chee," police said in a statement."

    "Quadlin was not booked in the case and Chandler police said they will submit their investigation for review to the Maricopa County Attorney's Office.";_ylt=AwrBJSD6hQJTDmUAQ.vQtDMD

    While I personally think the police are premature in this declaration, considering that the County Attorney's office might still decide to charge, my guess is that they are basing the information from witnesses and video surveillance.

    1. I posted the follow-up today. They're calling it justified self-defense.

  2. This should be pretty clear cut if there is a video of the incident. It should show who started the fight and what the situation was when the gun was pulled and fired.