The mother, 51, pulled out her weapon and threatened the pair of shoppers after they grabbed her daughter’s hair, police said.
The three women squabbled over the rightful ownership of a single notebook, police said, WCRZ reported.
“It was in the back to school section, over the purchase of a notebook,” Det. Sgt. Scott Baetens said.
The two women 32 and 46-years-old, engaged the gun carrier’s 20-year-old daughter in a vicious fight on the Walmart store floor.
“One girl was going to buy a notebook — there was one left — some pushing resulted, they began to argue who was the rightful purchaser of the notebook,” the witness said.
The two women reportedly pulled the younger woman’s hair, shoving her mother out of the way.
According to police, “At one point, the 20 year-old woman ended up on the ground being assaulted by the two women” .
“Her mother tried to break it up but she couldn’t,” Det. Baetens said.
The mother [second left], pulls a gun on two women who fought with her daughter in Walmart of a computer
20-year-old is led away by gun-totting mom after the fight
In the middle of an incident Det. Beatens described as a “senseless act of violence all the way around,” the irate mother “pulls out her firearm and tells them to stop attacking her daughter while pointing the gun at them,” Baetens said.
Aithough the gun was loaded but no round was in the chamber, police are reportedly working with prosecutors to determine if the mother’s pulling of her weapon constituted self-defense, and who it was for..
All four women face potential charges, ranging from simple assault to felonious assault with a firearm.
Det. Baetens didn’t know what kind of notebook the group argued over. But he did say that the mother-daughter duo walked away with it.
“I don’t know how they ended up with it, but in the middle of the confrontation, they ended up with it and they purchased it.”