Man arrested after concealed gun discharges in an Arizona Walmart

Man arrested after concealed gun discharges in an Arizona Walmart

Maurice Eugene Weaver Jr., 18, was arrested on Sept. 8 after a gun he was allegedly carrying discharged inside a Walmart in Buckeye. Read more here.

BUCKEYE — Police in Buckeye say a man has been arrested after a handgun concealed in his pants pocket discharged in a store.

No injuries were reported in the Sunday evening incident.

Police say 18-year-old Maurice Eugene Weaver Jr. is jailed on suspicion of disorderly conduct involving weapons, endangerment, discharging a firearm in city limits, carrying a concealed weapon and criminal damage.

Officers were dispatched to the Walmart after someone reported a gun was fired inside the store.

Police found a bullet impact in the floor, fragments of the bullet and a shell casing.

They say Weaver was detained in the parking lot and he allegedly admitted to having the gun in his pants and saying it went off inside the Walmart.

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