4 Arrested, 1 Sought After Shooting Outside Avon Walmart
AVON (CBS) – Three men and one woman are facing charges after a shooting at a Walmart parking lot in Avon on Tuesday.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Mark Katic reports.
A failed drug deal allegedly led to the shooting, which occurred around 4 p.m. in the parking lot of the Walmart on Memorial Drive.
Prosecutors said that 21-year-old Keeshawne Murphy and 18-year-old Keenan Hart of Brockton were originally driven to the Walmart by 20-year-old Ashley Weiner of Norton to buy some marijuana.
The group met three others, and then Murphy allegedly got into a car driven by Joshua Pierre-Louis of Hyde Park.
Prosecutor Danielle Eng says the deal went sour and Pierre-Louis then laid a gun on the console inside the car.
“According to Mr. Murphy, he reached for the gun, and the vehicle with Mr. Pierre-Louis and Mr. Valbrun (a fifth suspect still at large) started to speed away, causing Mr. Murphy to fall out of the vehicle. At this point, parties indicated that shots began to be fired,” said Eng.
Hart was grazed by a bullet and then driven by fellow suspects Ashley Weiner, 20, and Keshawne Murphy, 21, to a local hospital.
Hart, Weiner and Murphy were later arrested at the hospital after a witness tailing them called 911.
A couple hours after the shooting, Joshua Pierre-Louis of Hyde Park was arrested in Mattapan.
Police are still looking for a fifth suspect, Jean Valbrun of Hyde Park.
A second gun was later found stashed at a home in Randolph.
The suspects were arraigned separately to avoid confrontation.