Police say: Pennsylvania Wal-Mart shooter says co-worker shoot over alleged threats
By: Albert Jankowski, Xiro Xone News November 4, 2016 Updated: 12:01 PM
The man accused of shooting a coworker at a Walmart store told police the victim was angry over his transition.
The shooting was reported Thursday night inside the store in Hermitage. The suspect, 22-year-old Zachary Thomas McClimans, of Sharon, was arraigned Friday on attempted homicide charges.
Police say McClimans quit his job at the store earlier in the day and came back at about 10:30 that night and shot the employee four times.
According to a police report, McClimans was transitioning gender and told his co-workers about it. He says the victim, identified as Jayson Hall, became enraged and threatened him.
Walmart was investigating the threat, but McClimans said no action had been taken so he stole a gun from his grandfather and shot the co-worker, according to the report.
When officers arrived, they found Hall with four gunshot wounds inside the store.
Customers and employees told police the shooter was still at the store, directing them to the parking lot.
"We believe it's not a random shooting. It was -- at least at first it appears -- it was a targeted shooting," Hermitage Police Chief Eric Jewell said.
Officers approached the vehicle and found McClimans sitting inside, according to Jewell. Police say he had a gun with him and it was taken into evidence.