Kroger shoppers shocked after Wednesday night shooting inside store

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Customers at a Kroger store in Little Rock are in shock and dismay after a shooting happened inside the store Wednesday night.

Little Rock Police said 43-year-old Shearee Jones is facing a first-degree battery charge while 48-year-old Yusuf Muhammad is facing a third-degree battery charge in connection to the shooting.

According to the LRPD, officers were notified of the shooting at the Kroger store on Roosevelt Road just after 9 p.m.

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For shoppers like Darryl Landers, he said he is in disbelief to learn about the shooting.

“It makes me pretty weary,” Landers stated. “It’s pretty appalling to me.”

The police report stated that witnesses on the scene said the incident began when Muhammad started harassing Jones in the checkout line, noting that he was being aggressive towards her, even after she asked him to stop.

Witnesses also said that Muhammad assaulted Jones and then she pulled out a gun and started to shoot at him.

Witnesses noted that Muhammad left the store but returned, which led to Jones firing more shots; he later went to the hospital, the report said.

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Officials have told us that Muhammed is in stable condition and Jones was taken to the Pulaski County Regional Detention Facility where she is being held without bond, both are facing battery charges.

Landers said he has been going to the store for years and never thought something like this would happen inside.

“I wouldn’t be surprised if it wasn’t happening in the parking lot or off the street, but just when you’re talking about actually in the store in the checkout line, that’s pretty shocking,” Landers stated.

A spokesperson with Kroger released the following statement Thursday morning:

“At Kroger, we value the safety of our associates and customers. We are currently working with local authorities in this ongoing investigation.

However, Landers says he wants more to be done.

“It makes me very cautious, but they probably need to step up their security a little bit more,” Landers said.

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