Southaven Walmart reopens following deadly shooting last month

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SOUTHAVEN, Miss. (localmemphis.com) – UPDATE: 8/8/2019 – The Walmart in Southaven has reopened following the deadly July 30th shooting that killed two managers.

Walmart said in a Facebook post, “Thanks to the great work of our associates and the support of the community, we have re-opened both the pharmacy and grocery side of our store today. We are proud to be able to serve our customers once again.”

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7/31/2019 – The Southaven Walmart is closed until further notice following Tuesday’s deadly shooting.

A sign is posted outside the store.

Martez Abram is charged with killing two former coworkers Tuesday morning. Two Walmart managers, Anthony Brown and Brandon Gales, were killed.

Southaven Police Chief Macon Moore said officers found Abram on the west side of the building and he fired, hitting and injuring one of the officers. The officers returned fire, injuring Abram. Southaven leaders said a bulletproof vest likely saved that officer’s life.

Martez Abram (Courtesy Southaven Police)

Local 24 News also learned authorities searched Abram’s home and recovered at least two weapons and his car for evidence.

Authorities also said Abram set a fire in the baby section of the Walmart, but a suspicious package checked out by the Shelby County Bomb Squad turned out to be a false alarm.

Law enforcement personnel and employees gather in a nearby parking lot after a shooting at a Walmart store Tuesday, July 30, 2019 in Southaven, Miss. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)

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