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Thursday, December 11, 2014

Man shot in the abdomen during fight at Kentucky Walmart

Occurred December 8, 2014.
Scene of shooting at Manchester Walmart (source)

Two men, Michael Edwards (picture HERE) and Richard Lawson, got into an argument and fight over a property matter in the parking lot of a Walmart store in Manchester, Kentucky.  Edwards assaulted Lawson, left the scene, then returned with a handgun, shooting Lawson twice in the abdomen.

Edwards fled, but was soon captured by police after trying to ditch one of the three guns in his possession.

Lawson went into surgery, considered critically injured, but is recovering.

From an article and news video:
"I'm at Wal-Mart, two men are fighting in the parking lot,” a caller tells the Manchester 911 dispatcher.
Police say one of them, Michael Edwards, assaulted Richard Lawson then left the area.
“After the first altercation a number of people came to help Mr. Lawson. Michael Edwards then returned with a handgun, people began to scatter,” said Manchester Assistant Chief Patrick Robinson.
Callers to the 911 center then noticed the shooting and called for help.
"We have gentlemen fighting in the parking lot. He has a pistol on him,” said another caller.
“I've got the police on the way,” replied the dispatcher.
“He's in the center of the parking lot.He's got a weapon let them know,” said the caller.
Police say both men were arguing over a property matter.
"Where one claims he owns the property, the other claims he owns it,” said Robinson.
Police say they were to settle the dispute in court Monday yet they met outside Wal-Mart instead.
"Michale Edwards shot Richard Lawson twice in the abdomen,” said Robinson.
Edwards was spotted and he tried to throw one of three guns out of his car window. He was taken to jail and charged with assault. Lawson was airlifted to UK.
“He was to undergo surgery to remove one of the bullets,” said Robinson.
Police say Edwards will face attempted murder and wanton endangerment charges as well.
According to an article, the fight was over a multi-year land dispute.

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