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Victim and suspect in Wyoming Walmart shooting identified

Walmart Shooting
Posted at 3:09 PM, Mar 16, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-16 19:55:14-04

WYOMING, Mich. — The suspect and victim in a deadly shooting that took place at a Wyoming grocery store earlier this week have been identified.

The shooting happened at the Walmart on 54th Street on Monday, resulting in the death of Lavail Dwayne Walker, according to documents from 62A District Court.

The documents say Grand Rapids resident Tyray Daquion Holliday walked out of the store and toward his parked car in the parking lot when Walker dropped off Holliday’s wife outside the store.

After the woman — whose identity we chose to withhold — walked inside the store, Walker drove toward Holliday’s location and stopped in front of Holliday’s parked car when Holliday verbally stated that Walker hadn’t said anything, the court says.

We’re told Holliday verbally addressed Walker’s hand in his pocket, thinking that Walker had a gun. That was when Holliday shot Walker first, to which Walker took off westward, according to court documents.

It was then that Holliday admitted he knew Walker did not have a gun, at which Holliday fired a second shot, officials say.

The court says Holliday admitted that Walker was not in possession of a firearm and that he did not imply he had one, nor did Walker intend to intimidate or assault anyone.

We’re told Holliday and Walker had no way of knowing the other would be at the store at that time.

Holliday faces charges for open murder, felon in possession of a firearm, and for concealing a dangerous weapon, according to documents released by the 62A District Court.

We’re told Holliday is denied bond and will be formally arraigned Thursday morning.

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