Man charged with first-degree murder in Walmart shooting

A Calgary, Alberta, man is facing a first-degree murder charge after an employee was shot and killed while on the job, the Associated Press reports. Russell Shaver, 27, was charged Monday in the slaying…

Man charged with first-degree murder in Walmart shooting

A Calgary, Alberta, man is facing a first-degree murder charge after an employee was shot and killed while on the job, the Associated Press reports.

Russell Shaver, 27, was charged Monday in the slaying of a Walmart employee. Police allege Shaver fatally shot Pamela Davies, 49, Sunday evening.

Shaver was arrested after police stopped his vehicle near Inglewood, Alberta, several hours after the shooting. The news agency reports:

Shaver’s charge sheet shows he’s charged with one count of first-degree murder, but police say the investigation is in its early stages and that other charges are expected to be laid.

It’s not known what led to the shooting at the retailer’s Elbow Centre store, about 25 miles northeast of Calgary. Police are continuing to investigate and it’s also not clear what may have triggered the incident.

ABC News reported last week that Walmart Canada recorded a $20 million profit in its first quarter, up 29 percent from a year earlier. The retailer is expanding into Calgary and is developing a plan to be “calm, responsive and customer-focused” when major problems arise, Canadian spokeswoman said.

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