Kennett man accused of shooting another man in Walmart parking lot

Police confirmed a shooting at the Kennett Walmart this morning. One suspect is in custody and at least one victim was flown to St. Louis University
Published: Mar. 8, 2023 at 3:32 PM CST|Updated: Mar. 8, 2023 at 7:12 PM CST
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KENNETT, Mo. (KFVS) - The suspect taken into custody after a shooting at Walmart on Wednesday, March 8 has been identified and charged.

Jaheim Feltus, 33, from Kennett, Missouri, was charged with assault in the first degree, armed criminal action, two counts of unlawful use of a weapon, domestic assault in the second degree and two counts of resisting arrest. He is held on a $375,000 cash-only bond at Dunklin County Jail.

According to a release from the Dunklin County Prosecuting Attorney, police were dispatched to the Kennett Walmart parking lot in reference to shots fired around 11 a.m. Shortly after, the victim was brought to the Kennett Police Department with a gunshot wound in his abdomen.

Witness reports say Feltus saw his ex-girlfriend in a vehicle with the victim, and Feltus took a firearm from his vehicle and shot the victim.

A Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper saw a vehicle matching the description of the vehicle Feltus was driving and tried to stop the vehicle. Feltus fled, and eventually crashed into a stop sign, before fleeing on foot into a home where he was arrested, according to the release.

The victim was airlifted to a St. Louis hospital. His condition is unknown at this time.