Fairfield Twp. searching for Walmart shooter

Fairfield Twp. police are continuing their investigation of a drug deal that resulted in a teenager getting shot in the leg Saturday afternoon in a Walmart parking lot.

Capt. Doug Lanier told this news outlet that detectives are working to piece together surveillance video of the parking lot at the Walmart, 3201 Princeton Road. Lanier said detectives have also been in contact with the 17-year-old male and his family in gathering information.

Lanier said the teenager was shot after meeting the suspect for the drug deal in the parking lot. Police said the male then accelerated his vehicle and struck other vehicles and a shopping cart corral. The victim was taken to West Chester Hospital with non life threatening injuries, Lanier said.

The suspect was described as a male aged 16 to 19, between 5 feet 6 and 5 feet 7 in height and weighed about 135 pounds and has black curly hair and a black goatee. He was last seen wearing a dark jacket and dark sweatpants as he fled the scene on foot.

Police believe he was picked up by the same vehicle that dropped him off: a red 2007 Toyota Camry with a sunroof reported stolen Friday from Cincinnati with Ohio license plate number 423XVA.

Anyone with any information should call Fairfield Twp. detectives at 513-785-4178, or reach out to CrimeStoppers at 513-352-3040.

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