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Man Arrested in Richland, Wa., Grocery Store Killing

Police arrested a man Monday who they said killed one person and wounded another during a shooting inside a Washington state grocery store, USA Today reports. The shooting unfolded Monday morning inside a Fred Meyer store in Richland after an interaction between the suspect and victim that was recorded by security cameras. Police said Aaron Christopher Kelly, 39, fled the scene. He was later arrested on I-90 between Spokane and the town of Sprague and will be booked in Benton County on first-degree murder and first-degree attempted murder charges. Reports of the shooting started coming in around 11 a.m. Monday; the first officers arrived on scene within a minute.


Officers found the two victims near each other inside the store and one man, Justin Krumbah, 38, had already died. Kelly and Krumbah had an interaction before the shooting, according to store video footage. The wounded person, a store employee, was taken to a hospital and underwent surgery. Police scanner radio chronicled officers' efforts to clear the store throughout the afternoon, sweeping each aisle and helping both shoppers and workers escape, including a group that hid in the pharmacy area. Those inside the store were escorted to the parking lot. Police described Kelly as "armed and dangerous" after he fled.

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