According to Raw Story, an Iowa security guard – with a Facebook account loaded with open-carry and right-wing memes and photos of multiple weapons – is under arrest for shooting and killing a fellow mall worker after she filed sexual harassment complaints against him. A later report stated that the man was fired from his job before the shooting took place.
According to The Gazette newspaper, the man, Alex Kozak, was taken into custody after shooting 20-year-old Andrea Farrington three times in the back while she was at work at the Iowa Children’s Museum in the Coral Ridge Mall in Coralville, Iowa.
Police say that the 22-year-old Kozak left the mall, retrieved a 9mm Glock handgun from his home, and then returned to shoot Farrington late Friday night, writes Raw Story.
There was a large fight – possibly involving hundreds of people – and shots fired at a mall in Indianapolis.
Castleton Square Mall in Indianapolis closed early Saturday after a fight broke out inside, reportedly involving hundreds of people.
Some witnesses reported hearing someone had a gun, but no one has been able to tell police they actually saw one, according to Ofc. Chris Wilburn. Shots were later fired in front of the AMC movie theater.
According to USA Today, one of the St. Louis area’s most popular shopping malls was closed for more than an hour on Black Friday when people protesting the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case marched in and lay down on the third floor.
More than 100 protesters marched through the busy mall, chanting “black lives matter” and “stop don’t shoot” and urging shoppers to skip shopping to show solidarity with their cause.
Protesters also had converged briefly on the mall Wednesday and left without incident.
Police were on hand Friday in expectation of the protesters. Shoppers were asked to leave after the protesters lay down.
“I thought they were very peaceful,” said Sarah Jeffords-Haas, who walked around the protesters on the floor of the mall.