But police said the Walmart shooting was a much different scenario. This shooter and his victim allegedly got into an argument near the checkout line and shots were fired.
The Ohio Walmart shooting occurred because Crawford III didn’t respond to orders to put the gun down, according to officers. The Crawford family and their attorney have said that a section of store surveillance video they saw shows Crawford III holding the air rifle and talking on his cellphone.
A law enforcement source tells the Dayton Daily News and News Center 7 that the gun used in the Walmart shooting was a realistic-looking toy gun -- some sort of a BB or pellet gun -- that John Crawford got and opened while in the store.