MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) – Martez Abram, chargedwith killing two former coworkers at a Southaven Walmart, was arraigned Tuesdayin a Shelby County courtroom.
A public defender was requested and the hearing reset toWednesday.
Martez is charged with killing two Walmart managers, Anthony Brownand Brandon Gales, on Tuesday, July 30th. A police report says Abram showed a knife to a co-worker a few daysbefore while in an argument over inventory. Abram was suspended, but no chargeswere issued at the time.
Southaven Police Chief Macon Moore said during the shooting, officersfound Abram on the west side of the building and he fired, hitting and injuringone of the officers. The officers returned fire, injuring Abram. Southavenleaders said a bulletproof vest likely saved that officer’s life.
Officials also said Abram set a fire in the baby section of theWalmart, but a suspicious package checked out by the Shelby County Bomb Squadturned out to be a false alarm.
Authorities searched Abram’s home and recovered at least twoweapons and his car for evidence.