WHITEHALL TWP, Pennsylvania. -Police said that a man was arrested in the Walmart shooting in Whitehall Township on Friday night, resulting in the death of a woman.
District Attorney Jim Martin and Whitehall Police Chief Michael Marks announced on Sunday that the 23-year-old Edward Joel Rosario Jimenez (Edward Joel Rosario- Jimenez) was charged with criminal homicide, attempted criminal homicide, and felony. All first-degree felony; officials said this is a third-degree felony, and no firearms are allowed without permission.
At around 6:55 pm on Friday, Whitehall town police were asked to report the shooting in the Wal-Mart parking lot in the 2600 block of MacArthur Road.
Upon arrival, the police found two victims near a parked vehicle with the engine still running in the parking lot.
Both victims suffered gunshot wounds, one later died from these injuries, and the other was being treated. The Lehigh County Coroner’s Office ruled the victim’s death, and the victim’s identity was only released as Jane Doe in the murder case.
According to officials, investigators were able to obtain and view video surveillance tapes from Wal-Mart stores that showed the victim’s vehicle arrived and parked in the merchandise pick-up area.
Officials said that a few minutes later, a black Toyota sports utility vehicle entered and parked directly in front of the victim̵
Several victims were interviewed by the police. Their identities will not be released.
According to officials, a witness told the police that she went to pick up the child in the Wal-Mart parking lot and that she was also the child of one of the victims of the shooting.
Witnesses told the police that she arrived in Toyota with Rosario Jimenez and two other people, and Rosario Jimenez had an argument with a victim. Witnesses told the police that she heard gunshots and then left Toyota, but Rosario Jimenez remained in the parking lot.
Another witness told the police that they saw Rosario Jimenez fire several shots at the victim.
Police said the gun was found hidden in a snowdrift near the shooting site.
Officials reminded that, as in every criminal case, the fact that an arrest or prosecution took place is merely an accusation; unless proven guilty, the defendant Edward Joel Rosario Jimenez is considered to be no one. Sinful.
Edward J. Rosario-Jimenez (Edward J. Rosario-Jimenez) was also arrested in a shooting incident on September 14, 2019, on charges of simple assault, danger and terrorist threats.