EPD hold Friday news conference on Walmart shooting, share body cam footage

Woman shot at Evansville Walmart; Suspect killed
Woman shot at Evansville Walmart; Suspect killed
Published: Jan. 20, 2023 at 2:07 PM CST
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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - Evansville Police held a Friday afternoon news conference to provide updates on Thursday night’s shooting at the westside Walmart.

[Click here for the full press release]

Authorities were called to the store located off Red Bank Road just before 10 p.m. Thursday.

Officers say the suspected gunman Ronald Mosley, II, shot an employee inside the break room.

Minutes later, police arrived and swarmed into the store.

They say Mosley fired shots at police inside the business and also exchanged fire out in the parking lot.

They say he was eventually shot and killed inside the store by police. The coroner says an autopsy will be Saturday.

No officers were hurt.

EPD Police Chief Billy Bolin says the law enforcement’s response saved lives.

”I don’t throw the hero term around. Just wearing the badge or the uniform don’t make you a hero. But, when there’s an active shooter trying to kill people and you go running in, and you risk your life, that’s what we go in means,” said Chief Bolin.

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Police shared body camera footage, and walked through the timeline of what happened.

Watch the full press conference here:

Newscast Recording

The mother of the victim tells us she’s 28-year-old Amber Cook. She was flown to a hospital.

We’re told Cook was a Walmart employee, and Mosely was a former employee.

Cook’s mother says she has life threatening injuries, but is talking.

Amber Cook
Amber Cook(Facebook with permission from Jenny Couch)
Ronald Mosley, II in 2022
Ronald Mosley, II in 2022(Vanderburgh County Jail)