1 injured in shooting at Denham Springs Walmart; suspect arrested

19-year-old charged with obstruction of justice after accidental shooting at Denham Springs Walmart

DENHAM SPRINGS, LA (WAFB) - Officials are investigating a shooting at the Walmart on S. Range Avenue in Denham Springs.

The Denham Springs Police Department reported Charleston Topps, 19, of Greensburg, was arrested.

Sources said the shooting happened just after 9 p.m.

A 19-year-old man was shot in the leg, according to officials. His condition is unknown.

According to investigators, Topps was trying to sell the gun to the victim. Police said while the victim was looking at the gun, it accidentally fired.

DSPD said Topps later threw the gun into a nearby creek.

He is charged with obstruction of justice.

Police added the victim and suspect both work at Walmart.

An investigation is ongoing.

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