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.
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.