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Evansville Walmart shooting witness helped victim stay calm

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Suspect Isaiah Green, 24 years old Suspect Isaiah Green, 24 years old

Police arrested 24-year old Isaiah Green early Monday morning at an east side apartment after a shooting at Walmart. 

He will be facing multiple charges including attempted murder after police said he shot a man in the back. 

14 News spoke to a witness, who was just a few feet away from the shot fired at the Market entrance of Walmart Sunday night.

Patrick Bakel said he saw Green go to his car, get a gun, and fire shots. Bakel remembered the situation very clearly and said he stayed calm and made sure shooting victim 30-year-old Tavon Burns was awake and safe until medical crews arrived shortly after.

Bakel said he was one of a handful of different people who called 911.

"Hey, there's been a shooting at the Walmart on Burkhardt," said a caller to 911. "He's laying on the ground, there's people around him. I didn't see anything. I'm in the restroom and I'm in there now with about four or five other people.

"Alright, just stay right there," the dispatcher said.

"We need an ambulance here. He's been shot," the caller said. "Trying to find a place to park, I've got my two year old daughter in the car. I'm not going out there." 

"Yeah, I don't blame you at all. We've gotten lots of calls," dispatch said.

"There's an off-duty cop, there's a lot of people screaming and yelling. There were guns and everything," a caller said.

Walmart Corporate spokesperson said their local stores work with law enforcement to handle emergency situations and cooperate fully with police in investigations.  

The hospital has not released the condition of Burns.

Greens is scheduled to be in court Tuesday morning.

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