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Wis. Walmart employee arrested for shooting coworker

8:30 AM, Aug 15, 2013   |    comments
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NEENAH, Wis. -- Police have identified the suspect in the Walmart shooting Wednesday as Justine Boyd, 46, of Greenville.

Police Chief Kevin Wilkinson said Boyd was booked into the Winnebago County Jail on a charge of attempted first-degree intentional homicide. He said both Boyd and the 56-year-old Neenah woman she shot are Walmart employees, and the two were working when the shooting occurred in the liquor section of the store at 1155 W. Winneconne Ave.

The victim, a clerk in the liquor section, was taken by ambulance to Theda Clark Medical Center. Lt. John Karner said she was shot once in the torso.

"We're still very concerned for the victim," Wilkinson said. "We're obviously all hoping and praying for the best for her."

Police and Theda Clark Medical Center will hold a joint press conference at 10 a.m. Thursday at the hospital.

Wilkinson said investigators have not determined what led to the shooting shortly before 11:15 a.m.

"We're digging around trying to get that information," he said, "but so far, at least, there hasn't been a simple explanation. The whole thing is really weird."

Boyd has no record of criminal convictions in Wisconsin, according to the state's circuit court access website.

Both women were cashiers, Walmart spokeswoman Dianna Gee told Post-Crescent Media.

(Post-Crescent Media, Appleton, Wis.)

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