Man Arrested After He Shoots His Way Into Lowe's At Cleveland

Thursday, October 3, 2013
Avery Earl Shelton, Jr.
Avery Earl Shelton, Jr.

A 22-year-old Cleveland, Tn., man has been arrested after he shot his way into the Lowe's on Paul Huff Parkway on Wednesday night.

Police said Avery Shelton, 22, was in search of an individual with whom he was involved in a domestic situation.

Shelton exited his vehicle carrying a semi-automatic handgun, then he fired several shots at the door of the building and then entered. He proceeded to walk through the building firing shots. 

Cleveland Police Department officers arrived and began to search for the shooter. Shelton relinquished his handgun after negotiations. Officers apprehended Shelton and placed him in custody.

Shelton was charged with attempted first-degree murder and four counts of reckless endangerment. 

There were approximately 11 Lowe's employees in the building at the time of the shooting.

The incident happened around 11:20 p.m.

The store was closed at the time.




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