Criminal Justice

Claimed shooter indicted over attacks in law firm parking lot and nearby Wal-Mart

Already facing four attempted first-degree murder charges over June shootings at a Greenville, N.C., law firm parking lot and a nearby Wal-Mart, a 23-year-old man was indicted Monday by a Pitt County grand jury on additional charges.

Lakim Anthony Faust is now charged with 14 counts, including four counts of attempted first degree murder, three counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury, and seven assault counts concerning Greenville officers at whom police say Faust pointed a shotgun, according to the Daily Reflector and WITN.

The indictment says Faust shot the four men because of their “race, color, religion, nationality, or country of origin,” the Daily Reflector reports. The defendant is black, and the four victims are white.

An earlier Associated Press article provides additional details. It says authorities think Faust planned the shooting in advance but chose his victims at random.

See also: “Gunman wounds 4 in law firm and Wal-Mart parking lots”

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