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No charges in shooting in Gainesville Walmart parking lot
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Update, May 6: Gainesville Police said no charges will be filed in an April 12 shooting in a Walmart parking lot on Shallowford Road.

Lt. Kevin Holbrook said investigators worked with the district attorney’s office to decide that it was a “justifiable shooting” in self-defense. 

Holbrook said it was a domestic case between two men who at different times had been in a romantic relationship with the same woman.

Police did not release the name of the person who fired the gun or say what the other man allegedly did to justify getting shot in self-defense or why that was not a chargeable offense. The Times is working to get more details. 




Update, April 13: Gainesville Police said no charges have been filed yet in the shooting Tuesday, April 12, in the Shallowford Road Walmart parking lot.

Lt. Kevin Holbrook said Wednesday, April 13,  the investigation into the suspected domestic-related shooting is ongoing and that only one shot was fired. The Times has also requested the incident report.



Police said one man was in stable condition Tuesday, April 12, after being shot in the Walmart parking lot on Shallowford Road.

Gainesville Police were on the scene after 5 p.m. Tuesday and asked for anyone who may have witnessed the incident to contact Hall County dispatch. The non-emergency number is 770-536-8812.

The man shot was taken to Northeast Georgia Medical Center.

Lt. Kevin Holbrook said one person of interest is in custody after what he described as a domestic incident.

Police initially received a 911 call just before 5 p.m. about a person with a gun at Walmart.

“Shortly thereafter, 911 began receiving multiple phone calls in regards to shots being fired,” Holbrook said.

Holbrook said he did not know how many shots were fired.