Philadelphia man injures eight in Walmart shooting spree
By Christen Smith
Keenan Jones, 30, stands accused of injuring eight people during a shooting spree that began in a suburban Philadelphia Walmart. (Photo: Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office)
A Philadelphia man injured eight people this week during a shooting spree that began in a suburban Walmart check-out lane.
Cheltenham Township Police Chief John Frye said 30-year-old Keenan Jones faces charges of attempted murder, aggravated assault, resisting arrest and illegal possession of a firearm after he fired into a crowd of shoppers waiting in line to pay for groceries Tuesday evening.
Jones allegedly took a 9mm handgun from his sister and fired it after arguing with another man in the store. He fled on foot, shooting shoppers and a store employee along the way. Witnesses later saw Jones and his sister driving into the city in a gold Pontiac Grand Prix, where Jones dumped the gun before ramming into the back of parked police car. Officers then chased him down the 1300 block of East Sedgwick Avenue, tased him and took him into custody.
The collision sent two cops and Jones’s sister to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, Frye said. A pregnant woman also needed medical treatment after Jones knocked her to the ground while fleeing the