Walmart employees shot by co-worker
RENO, Nev. — A gunman who police said was about to be fired surrendered to police Friday after three employees were wounded in a possible retaliation attack in the Walmart store where the suspect worked, police said.
The move came after police negotiators spoke for two hours by telephone with the man identified as 45-year-old John Dennis Gillane.
Reno police Lt. Mohammad Rafqat said Gillane was taken into custody and will be charged with three counts of attempted murder. No shots were fired after the three victims were wounded shortly after 8:30 a.m., Rafqat said.
“I’m very happy he is out and the situation didn’t escalate,” he said. “We convinced him the best move was to surrender.” Rafqat said he did not know how many shots were fired or whether Gillane said anything at the time of the shootings.
“Today was going to be the day he was going to address his employment situation,” he said.
One of the wounded employees was a manager, police said. Police had not established a motive for the shooting but suspect it was related to the termination, Reno Deputy Police Chief Mike Whan said.