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“Pretty intense:” 1 arrested after shots fired incident near Franklin Walmart

FRANKLIN -- It was early Friday morning, March 3rd near a 24-hour Walmart store in Franklin, a report of shots fired. Customers say they were kept inside the store for a time while police rushed to the parking lot.

Shots fired incident near Walmart in Franklin

Shots fired incident near Walmart in Franklin

Driving across the country for a living, truck driver Kurt Kovaly has stopped a lot of places for  a bit of shut eye in his truck. As he parked his rig in the Walmart parking lot in Franklin, he wouldn't sleep long.

"I woke up to the sound of a car speeding out of the parking lot," said Kovaly.

The sound of a speeding car and loud muffler wasn't the only thing Kovaly would hear.

Kurt Kovaly

Kurt Kovaly

"About two seconds, three seconds after I heard it go by, I heard what I think was gunshots. I don't think it is confirmed yet, but gunshots; pop, pop, pop. So I jumped out of the bunk immediately," said Kovaly.

Shots fired incident near Walmart in Franklin

Shots fired incident near Walmart in Franklin

Kovaly says he started rolling his camera as police quickly poured into the lot.

kurt-kovaly-cell-phone-video

"They got this guy at gunpoint right now at the Walmart," Kovaly says in the video.

Shots fired incident near Walmart in Franklin

Shots fired incident near Walmart in Franklin

Franklin police say people in two vehicles were arguing when one fired shots into the other car. No injuries, but officers not only from Franklin, but Oak Creek and Greenfield also helped arrest the suspect.

"They surrounded somebody at the front of the Walmart and I could hear them giving commands to whoever it was to either get out of a vehicle or do something. They were giving somebody commands," Kovaly said. "It's pretty intense, pretty scary you know that somebody would be driving around the Walmart parking lot shooting at other people."

Shots fired incident near Walmart in Franklin

Shots fired incident near Walmart in Franklin

Some shoppers say they were kept inside during the arrest. For Kurt Kovaly, he's back on the road headed to Massachusetts -- happy to be headed home.

"Thank God nobody got hurt. That's the important part," said Kovaly.

The investigation is ongoing and the case will be reviewed by the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office at a later date.

4 comments

  • Gina

    Crime has feet and they towed a car nothing to do with the bus. I live in oak creek and I’m happy to have the busses

  • Voice of Reason

    Milwaukee county is dying just like the city of Milwaukee. Get the hell out of there as fast as you can. Fruity abley is running that county into the ground.

  • Truth Seeker

    10 months to go, I don’t know what you people see in Milwaukee County can’t wait to get back to the Rocky Mountain West

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