Walmart employees return to Mississippi store to clean up after shooting, fire

Published 8:45 am Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Employees of a northern Mississippi Walmart are back at work less than a week after two store managers were killed by a gunman described as a disgruntled worker.

WREG-TV reports employees returned to the Southaven store Monday.

Authorities say 39-year-old Martez Tarrell Abram fatally shot two coworkers and wounded a police officer before he was shot and arrested on July 30.

Subscribe to our free email newsletter

Get the latest news sent to your inbox

Southaven Mayor Darren Musselwhite said Abram was a disgruntled worker.

He had recently been suspended after showing a knife to a coworker.

A statement by Walmart says employees are being assigned shifts to complete work needed to reopen the store.

The statement didn’t give a timeframe for the reopening.

It said cleanup crews were at the store this week in response to the fire that investigators believe Abram set.