Reports: Woman Shot Outside Virginia Walmart Dies

February 15, 2018 Updated: February 15, 2018

A woman was shot and killed just outside a Walmart in Yorktown, Virginia, according to police.

Officials said that a call came in about a shooting on George Washington Memorial Highway at around 9:30 a.m. local time, Feb. 15, 13 News Now reported.

The victim was identified as 37-year-old Jean Bryant. She was abducted from the optometry clinic where she worked after a fight inside the building.

The woman was taken outside into the parking lot and was shot several times, officials said.

“Cindy Bryant abducted Jean Bryant from her work area and they both ended up being in the front area of the Walmart parking lot, near the main entrances,” York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Shawn Kekoa-Dearhart told the Daily Press.

She was pronounced dead several hours later after she was taken to a hospital for surgery.

The suspect, 34-year-old Cindy Bryant, was taken to Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail, and she was charged with first-degree murder, abduction, and two counts of use of a firearm in commission of a felony.

The motive is unclear. But WTKR reported there was a personal dispute between the two women before the shooting.

The Walmart was closed for a few hours after the incident before it was reopened.

Bryant was an employee at an optometry business that leased space inside the Walmart, and she was not a Walmart employee, according to WTKR.

 

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