Texas police arrest five people in Walmart shooting www.privateofficer.com
Cedar Park TX Aug 30 2012 Police arrested five more people Tuesday in connection with the shooting that injured four people last week at the Cedar Park Wal-Mart parking lot, officials said.
Leland McGlocklin, 23, and Austin Morita, 17, have been arrested on aggravated assault with a deadly weapon charges, police said.
Morita also has been charged with carrying a prohibited weapon, they said.
Officials said last week that McGlocklin was injured in the fight and was hospitalized with gunshot wounds.
Police also arrested Anthony Vaughan, 19, and Joseph Howell, 22, on tampering with or fabricating physical evidence charges, the statement said.
Ashton Warth, 19, also has been charged with unlawfully carrying a weapon, it said.
All five were booked into the Williamson County Jail with bail set between $10,000 and $100,000, the statement said.
Last week, Soloman Onwukaife, 18, of Cedar Park, was arrested and charged with four counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
His bail was set at $80,000.
According to his arrest records, Onwukaife told police that he shot a .38 caliber handgun six times about 4:30 a.m. Aug. 19 in the parking lot of the Wal-Mart at 201 Walton Way, police have said.
One of the bullets struck Cody McGrath, 18, of Cedar Park in the right shoulder, the warrant said. Shayne Davis, 19, of Leander also was injured in the fight.
Cedar Park Police Chief Henry Fluck said Tuesday that the group had moved to the Wal-Mart parking lot from another location to settle a dispute.
“By settling their disagreement, they armed themselves and came there with the intent to fight,” Fluck said.
He said McGlocklin used a metal pipe to hit Onwukaife and that Morita fought Onwukaife with brass knuckles — an illegal weapon.
A fourth person, Zach Gietl, 19, who was treated and released from the hospital, said the dispute happened after a man choked a woman at a party and a group of people agreed to fight at the parking lot at Wal-Mart.
The case is still under investigation, Fluck said