Jury Convicts Man Who Shot 5 at Montgomery County Walmart of Attempted Murder - NBC 10 Philadelphia

Jury Convicts Man Who Shot 5 at Montgomery County Walmart of Attempted Murder

The suspect, Keenan Jones, allegedly started firing "indiscriminately" inside the Walmart in Suburban Philadelphia after some sort of argument near the checkout line.

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    Suspect Convicted in Montco Walmart Shooting

    A Montgomery County jury reached a verdict of guilty against Keenan Jones in the shooting of five people in a crowded Cheltenham Township Walmart last year. Jones was convicted of attempted murder for the August 2018 shooting. (Published Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019)

    What to Know

    • Keenan Jones opened fire inside the Cedarbrook Plaza Walmart store in August 2018 then led officers on a chase.

    • On Monday, a Montgomery County jury found Jones guilty of attempted murder.

    • Jones' lawyer argued her client had a "psychotic break." But the prosecution said evidence showed Jones knew what he was doing.

    A man who shot five people inside a Walmart nearly Philadelphia last year has been convicted of attempted murder.

    A Montgomery County jury also found 31-year-old Keenan Jones guilty Monday of resisting arrest, reckless endangerment and firearm offenses.

    Jones' lawyer argued her client had a "psychotic break." But the prosecution said evidence showed Jones knew what he was doing. A jury deliberated for about an hour.

    Jones was in a checkout line in August 2018 when he pulled out a semiautomatic handgun and fired at a man a few feet away.

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    Authorities say he then ran through the front of the store, firing randomly. All the shooting victims survived.

    Jones is to remain jailed until his sentencing scheduled for January.