|Scene of shooting at New Brighton Walmart (source)|
22-year old Mariah Anderson, an employee at a Walmart store in New Brighton, Pennsylvania, was just driving out of the parking lot after work when shots were fired into her car, killing her. The shots were fired by her ex-boyfriend and the father of her children, 27-year-old Carlos Harper.
Police tracked Harper down at his apartment. Harper fired at least one shot at them with his .40-caliber handgun, then turned the gun on himself, killing himself.
Their three children, ages 1, 3, and 4, now are orphans.
Harper had been stalking her prior to that point, waiting for her after her work, and had been jailed for assaulting Anderson a week before, but was out on bond.
The victim's sister said that Mariah had been afraid to go to work because of being stalked by the shooter.
From an article:
Police said Harper shot Mariah Anderson, 22, after she was escorted to her car by a coworker outside a Walmart in Union Township, near New Castle, on Sunday night.
Investigators say Anderson had just finished her shift at the store and was driving away in her SUV when several shots were fired into the vehicle at about 11:15 p.m. Anderson died on the way to the hospital.
"There is some video from Walmart and some witness interviews that were done that led us to the suspect," Lt. Eric Hermick said.
Anderson had three children, ages 1, 3, and 4, according to her sister, who also said that Anderson had recently broken up with the father of her children. She said that Anderson had filed for a protection-from-abuse order, and that police had taken the man away from the store a couple of times before Sunday. ....
"Every day, he'll be at her job, sitting out, waiting for her to get off so he could follow her. Every day, she would have to call the police," Anderson's sister said. "It got to the point where he was hiding in her trunk of her car and just following her around from work and having people go to her job, watching her, things of that nature."
A criminal complaint was filed Wednesday against Harper, and it lists charges of simple assault (domestic violence), false imprisonment, indecent assault and harassment.
Anderson is identified as the victim in that incident, which happened at her home, according to the paperwork.Walmart. Save money. Die faster.