OCALA, Fla. - A 55-year-old man, who allegedly shot and killed a woman in the Garden Center of an Ocala Walmart on Saturday afternoon, is not expected to survive after shooting himself, according to the Police Department.
Police said David Johnson shot 30-year-old Carli Cronin as part of a domestic argument around 2:30 p.m. at the Walmart at 4980 E. Silver Springs Blvd.
According to police, Cronin was arguing with Johnson in the Garden Center when she ran into the store and screamed for help.
Employees at the store called 911 and tried to intervene, police said, but Johnson shot Cronin and fled the scene.
Ocala firefighters said they took Cronin to Ocala Regional Medical Center, where she later died.
After taking the woman to the hospital, firefighters returned to the Walmart after receiving multiple calls from people who were suffering from distress from the shooting, officials said.
Firefighters treated two people at the scene and transported another to the hospital who'd been injured while people evacuated the store during the incident, officials said.
Police tracked Johnson to the house he and Cronin shared on NE 35th Street, officers said.
Johnson shot himself before police apprehended him, police said.
He was transported to a hospital. He is not expected to survive, police said.
According to records with the Florida Department of Corrections, Johnson has served multiple prison sentences since 1987 for convictions in Marion County.
He served time for convictions of burglary, carjacking and drug-related charges, records show. He was most recently released from prison at the end of 2013.
DOMESTIC HOMICIDE UPDATE: David Johnson (DOB: 8/21/64) is responsible for the shooting death of 30-year-old Carli Cronin. He fled the scene and was located at their residence, in the 6000 block of NE 35th St, with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He is not expected to survive. pic.twitter.com/NurhZhQkvw— Ocala Police Dept (@ocalapd) November 25, 2018
UPDATE: The suspect, a 55 year old black male, is in custody. He has a self-inflicted gunshot wound, but is alive and is being transported to a local hospital.— Ocala Police Dept (@ocalapd) November 24, 2018
1 of 2: The incident began as a domestic argument between a male and female in the Garden Center. Once inside the store, the female screamed for help. Walmart personnel called 911 and attempted to intervene. The male shot the female, fled the scene, and is at large.— Ocala Police Dept (@ocalapd) November 24, 2018
2 of 2: The suspect has been identified and we will be posting his photo as soon as possible. The female victim has been pronounced deceased and we are working to make contact with next of kin. There are no additional victims.— Ocala Police Dept (@ocalapd) November 24, 2018
We are currently on scene at the Walmart located on E. Silver Springs Blvd. in reference to an active shooter. Information will be updated here as available for release. PIO is en route. pic.twitter.com/LHEGqKIO5j— Ocala Police Dept (@ocalapd) November 24, 2018
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