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Man Shot, Car Torched After Robbery at Maryland City Walmart

The lone victim was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Update, 5:09 p.m.:

Anne Arundel County police have released several security camera stills of the suspect from Wednesday's Laurel/Maryland City Walmart shooting (visible in the gallery at right).

Update, 12:17 p.m.:

Anne Arundel County police say the suspect in Wednesday morning's shooting outside the Laurel/Maryland City Walmart had robbed the store moments before he fired on an employee.

According to police, an unidentified man entered the store early Wednesday, approached a Walmart associate, and demanded money. The employee complied, turning over an undisclosed amount of store funds.

The employee was then forced outside into the parking lot, police said, where the suspect reportedly shot him and fled.

Officers from the AAPD's western district were called to the scene around 4:17 a.m., where they found the victim suffering from a gunshot wound. He was transported to Prince George's Hospital Center and treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

A few minutes after the initial call, police received a report of a car engulfed in flames nearby. Authorities believe the vehicle may belong to the alleged gunman, who remains at large.

The suspect is described as a white male wearing a dark mask, black pants, a black jacket, and a gray or white sweatshirt with a hood.

Anyone with information on this incident is ask to contact Det. Eric Wills of the Robbery Unit at 410-222-3432 (3566) or Metro Crime Stoppers.

Original article, 8:47 a.m.:

Authorities in Anne Arundel County say a man was shot early Wednesday morning outside of the Laurel/Maryland City Walmart Supercenter.

According to Capt. Mike Pfaltzgraff of the Anne Arundel County Fire Department, responders were called to the 3500 block of Russet Green East at about 4:15 a.m. for a report of a man with a gunshot wound.

The 28-year-old victim was transported to the trauma unit at Prince George's Hospital Center in Cheverly with serious but non-life-threatening injuries, Pfaltzgraff said.

An employee told WUSA9 that the man was a manager at the Walmart. Aerial photos by the channel showed the store entrance blocked off with police vehicles and tape.

Anne Arundel County police are investigating the incident.

Bonnie Oskvarek November 18, 2012 at 02:10 PM
According to the surveillance photo, I am not convinced that this was a "white man with a dark mask". The photo actually looks like a "white mask" regardless of his race. Every other part of his body is covered up. Was there something said by the victim that may have informed the police as to the racial make-up of the perpetrator? And I thought that another "special" feature ... the "white shoes" should have also been mentioned in the description.
morgan gale November 18, 2012 at 02:26 PM
It's because this guy was also seen days before by video surveillance. Hope they catch this guy before he kills someone. White or black, bad news.
Kim Dixon November 19, 2012 at 05:18 PM
Yes his face does seem overly white.
Shaka Zulu November 19, 2012 at 06:37 PM
Who cares about color ,lets make sure they put in jail for a very longtime.

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