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Two men charged for New Year's Eve shooting inside Wyoming Walmart

Posted at 2:02 PM, Jan 08, 2024
and last updated 2024-01-08 16:09:15-05

WYOMING, Mich. — More than a week after a shooting inside a West Michigan Walmart left two people hurt, investigators have arrested a pair of suspects.

The Wyoming Department of Public Safety says two men were formally charged Monday after allegedly opening fire inside the Walmart store on 54th Street.

Camrim Carpenter and Latrell Young were both arraigned in Wyoming District Court this morning. Police say the pair was involved in the New Year's Eve shooting; Young is accused of pulling the trigger that day.

Young faces 5 felony charges, including Assault with Intent to Murder and Discharge of a Weapon Inside of a Building. Carpenter faces 4 felony charges, including Armed Robbery and Assault with Intent to Murder.

The victims are both expected to survive.

According to Wyoming Public Safety the shooting occurred in the checkout areaat about 6 p.m. on December 31.

According to court records, Young and Carpenter confronted a man, trying to take his cell phone. The man ran from the pair, who gave chase through the store. Investigators believe Young shot multiple times at the man, hitting him at least 4 times. A woman not involved in the situation was also hit by at least 1 bullet.

The tageted victim was able to escape out of the building. Detectives believe Young and Carpenter searched part of the parking lot for the man before leaving.

Investigators say both men were carrying pistols, but only Young fired opened fire. He pulled the trigger at least 10 times.

Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to contact Wyoming Police at 616-530-7300. Tips can also be sent to Silent Observer at 616-774-2345, 1-866-2345, or online.

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