December 22, 2022

Alleged hostage-taker dead after officer involved shooting at Walmart in Richland

Therese Apel

UPDATE: December 22

The woman has been identified as 21-year-old Corlunda McGinister, of West Helena, Arkansas, according to WLBT.


A suspect is dead in Richland after authorities said she took a hostage at Walmart and was shot by police.

Multiple agencies converged at the store after what police were at first describing as a “weapon related incident.“

The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation said in a release that the incident occurred around 5:45 p.m. Officials said a woman with a gun was involved, but details surrounding the shooting have not been released.

A video posted to Facebook from inside the store showed a disheveled woman holding a Walmart cashier by the arm as she brandished a gun and demanded to speak with a news anchor.

The scene was secured shortly after the shooting and Walmart was evacuated and closed for the evening.

This is a developing story.

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