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Victim charged in Walmart shooting

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NASHVILLE — A Castalia man shot last month in the Nashville Walmart parking lot has been charged with pointing a gun at the man accused of shooting him.

Jaishawn Freeman of Church Street in Castalia has been charged with assault by pointing a gun. He received a $5,000 bond.

Brainna Young, Freeman’s girlfriend, is facing pending charges of aiding and abetting. She is accused of driving Freeman to Walgreens and helping dispose of the handgun Freeman held, said Nashville Police Chief Anthony Puckett.

Samuel Evans has been charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury. His bond is set at $25,000.

Evans is accused of shooting Freeman in the parking lot after an altercation inside the store.

“This was an isolated incident where the victim and suspect knew each other,” Puckett said.

Police say Evans and Freeman exchanged threats inside Walmart. Once in the parking lot, Evans approached the car driven by Freeman who later admitted to pointing a gun toward Evans, Puckett said.

“The continued investigation revealed that Evans was aware of the potential danger and Freeman’s possession of a firearm before he approached the vehicle driven by Freeman,” Puckett said. “Evans continued his approach of the vehicle instead of calling for police assistance. Evans’ continued approach and use of a firearm in a crowded parking lot placed everyone in that parking lot in danger.”

The shooting occurred at around 1:20 p.m. March 22.

“Within minutes, the threat was contained, and officers had all the subjects that were involved in the incident detained,” Puckett said.

Anyone with information about the shooting can call Sgt. Caleb Shockley at 252-459-4545.