Why are there so many shooting incidents and other gun crimes on Walmart property?

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Man threatens to shoot bystanders in New Mexico Walmart parking lot, then kidnaps woman at gunpoint

Occurred September 20, 2014.

21-year old Jaycee Yazzie got into an argument with his girlfriend in the parking lot of a Walmart store in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  When she refused to leave with him, Yazzie then pointed an AK-47 assault rifle at a couple bystanders, threatening to kill them.  She agreed to leave, and then the two of them left without Yazzie firing any shots.  Yazzie, himself, called police during the incident, giving his name and telling them he would shoot people.  One of the people he threatened also called 911.

The woman was not harmed.  Yazzie was later arrested.

From an article:
On Sept. 20, Rio Rancho police responded to a call about the man who told Albuquerque dispatchers he had an AK47 and would start shooting people if officers didn’t respond immediately, according to Rio Rancho Police spokesman Lt. Paul Rogers.
According to the criminal complaint filed in Sandoval County Magistrate Court, Yazzie gave his name during the call.
He fled before officers arrived and witnesses were not able to provide enough information for police to take immediate action, Rogers said, but Rio Rancho Police detectives investigated.
Shortly after officers locked down Walmart due to the threat, a woman called 911 and said a man had pointed a gun at her and her boyfriend in the store parking lot, according to the criminal complaint. The couple told police in later interviews that a man matching Yazzie’s description pointed a handgun at them and threatened to shoot them if a woman he seemed to know didn’t go with him.
The witnesses said the woman agreed to go, and she and the suspect drove away, according to the complaint.
Detectives located the owner of the cell phone used to make the 911 call threatening to shoot people, and an investigator spoke with her Sept. 22. The owner, a woman about 50, said she and Yazzie had been dating for about a year, according to the complaint.
After some resistance, she told officers she and Yazzie had gotten into an argument in the Walmart parking lot and he threatened to hurt a couple walking by if she didn’t leave with him, according to the complaint. She told the detective she was afraid and didn’t want to go, but agreed to after he threatened the other couple.
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