Victim in weekend Walmart shooting pointed gun at man, Nashville police say

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NASHVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) — Authorities now say that the man wounded in a weekend shooting outside a Walmart in Nash County also had a gun.

Nashville police also revealed Tuesday that the shooting stemmed from an “altercation” and threats that were made inside Nashville Walmart Sunday afternoon.

Nashville police responded to the Walmart located at 1205 Eastern Ave. at about 1:23 p.m. Sunday. Officers learned a person was shot in the parking lot.

Samuel Evans, 39, of Nashville, was charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury. He was given a $25,000 secured bond, the release said.

But now, police say that the victim, Jaishawn Freeman had a gun and admitted pointing it toward Evans.

“The investigation revealed that Freeman’s girlfriend drove Freeman to Walgreens and disposed of the gun before police arrived on scene,” a Tuesday news release from police said.

Freeman was charged with assault by pointing a gun and held in the Nash County Jail under a $5,000 secured bond.

Charges are pending against Freeman’s girlfriend.

Freeman (left) and Evans along with an image of the Walmart after the shooting.

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