FROM STAFF REPORTS
A Georgia man faces an attempted first-degree murder charge in connection with a shooting at a Mooresville Walmart store on Sunday morning.
Officers were dispatched to the Walmart, located at 169 Norman Station Boulevard, at 11:40 a.m. When they arrived on the scene, they found a 27-year-old male suffering from a gunshot wound to his back in the parking lot near the garden center entrance, according to an MPD news release.
The victim, whose name was not released due to the ongoing investigation, was transported to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, where he was treated for his wound. He is expected to recover, police said.
The ensuing investigation revealed that the shooting was not a random act, but an isolated incident that resulted from a domestic violence situation involving the victim and a domestic partner, according to the news release.
MPD detectives subsequently obtained warrants charging Robert Little Baker-Brown with attempted first degree-murder.
After the shooting, detectives gathered evidence indicating that Baker-Brown was possibly heading back to his residence in Forsyth County, Ga., and contacted law enforcement there.
The suspect was located at his residence and taken into custody in Forsyth County by the U.S. Marshal Service and the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office.
Baker-Brown was being held in Georgia on Sunday night, pending his extradition to North Carolina.