Woman shot dead at Florida Walmart in domestic dispute

Ocala Police have identified the shooter and the victim in this case.

Police said David Johnson, 54, shot Carli Cronin, 30, around 2.30 pm at the Walmart at 4980 East Silver Springs Boulevard. They were fighting near the Walmart garden section Saturday afternoon when the woman screamed for help. He said the victim and the suspect dated for about nine months but were now apart and had been arguing all day. The suspect is in custody after suffering a self-inflicted gunshot wound, the Ocala Police Department said on Twitter.

The Ocala Fire Department said on Facebook that emergency responders returned to the shooting scene to treat three people.

The suspect, who is 55, fled on a bicycle and was caught.

When workers tried to intervene, they say the man shot the woman and ran away.

Ballard said the two individuals had been arguing all day and that he and the victim had gone to Walmart to purchase items for their apartment. "A bunch of police show up, ambulance, fire trucks they were getting everybody out of the store I didn't know what was going on at first". Police said he was taken to the hospital and wasn't expected to survive his injuries. The man left the store after the shooting.

Wade said she turned down an aisle and saw a man standing over a woman and firing several times at her.

The man fled and officers are searching for him. Her name hasn't been released, pending notification of family members.

No further details were immediately available.

  • Tracy Klein