Photos Released of Walmart Shooting Suspect

The unknown man robbed the Walmart at 3412 College Ave. on May 6, firing a shot into the ceiling of the store

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    Photos of the suspect accused of robbing an Oak Park Walmart, firing a gun into the ceiling as he demanded cash.

    It’s been nearly one month since an unknown man opened fire at a San Diego Walmart store and investigators are hoping a few newly-released photos will lead detectives to the gunman.

    On May 6, at around 10 p.m., a man entered the Walmart at 3412 College Ave. in the Oak Park area. As he approached a cashier, he brandished a handgun and demanded money. The cashier didn’t open the cash drawer quickly enough and the man fired his gun at the ceiling.

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    Investigators said the man then removed cash from the drawer and fled the scene in an unknown make or model vehicle. The car had a white driver’s side door and front quarter panel, as captured in this blurry image, as also seen below.

    Shoppers were shocked by the gunfire. Many fled to the back of the store in search of safety, while others ran for the door, picking up their children and scurrying to escape.

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    No one was injured in the shooting.

    According to police, the suspected shooter is described as a black man between 30 and 40 years old, 5-foot-8 to 6-foot-1, with a heavy build. He wore a gray cap, gray sweater or jacket, a red and black flannel shirt, black pants and white tennis shoes during the incident. Witnesses said he had a beard and his hair was pulled back into a bun.

    Investigators believe this suspect robbed the same Walmart location on Nov. 23, 2013, too. In that incident, he also fired a round from a gun towards the ceiling.

    He remains at large.

    Anyone with information on his identity and whereabouts should contact the SDPD Robbery Unit at (619) 531-2299 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477. Tipsters can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a $1,000 reward leading to an arrest in this case.
     

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