Walmart suspect Andre Bing was longtime employee who was 'a little off'
The suspect in a mass shooting at a Walmart in Chesapeake, Virginia, was a longtime employee who a former co-worker described as paranoid but not violent.
The suspect in a mass shooting at a Walmart Supercenter in Chesapeake, Virginia, was a longtime employee described by a former co-worker as paranoid but not violent.
In a statement Wednesday, Walmart identified the suspect as Andre Bing, an overnight team leader who had been with the company since 2010. Chesapeake police said Bing was 31 years old and a Chesapeake resident.
Authorities said he killed at least six people and injured at least six more before taking his own life in the Tuesday night shooting. A motive was not immediately clear.
Shaundrayia Reese, 27, said she worked at the Chesapeake Walmart from late 2014 to 2018, spending her four years working on the overnight stock team with Bing. She said Bing "didn't do social media" and in a video she had once taken of her co-workers, Bing "kind of jumped out of the way" to avoid being on camera.
"He put tape on his phone, on the camera. Always used to tell us the government was watching," Reese, who lives in Chesapeake, said. "He was just weird."
Chesapeake police said Bing was armed with one handgun and had multiple magazines on him and was dead when police got to the scene. He was "dressed in civilian clothing and was not wearing any type of armor or a ballistic vest," the police said in their statement.