Teen Arrested for Gunfire Inside Buckeye Walmart
An 18-year-old is behind bars after a .45 caliber gun he had concealed in his pocket while inside the Buckeye Walmart, went off while in the store endangering customers and employees.
Buckeye police were called to the Walmart on Watson and Yuma Roads on Sunday, September 8, 2019, at around 5:30 p.m. The caller told police someone had just fired a gun inside the store.
Police arrived within minutes but were told by a witness who heard the shot that several teens were seen walking away from where the shot was fired. Officers located a bullet impact in the floor and fragments of the bullet scattered about. A shell casing was also located.
Store security cameras showed two subjects leaving the aisle and then store, at the time the gun went off. Within minutes officers circulating the area saw subjects, matching the description from the security camera in a car in the parking lot. Three subjects were detained and a .45 caliber handgun was found in the car with ammunition that matched the shell casing found at the scene.
One of the subjects being questioned had a torn section in his pants near his front right pocket which was similar to that of a handgun going off while in his pants. Police arrested 18-year-old Maurice Eugene Weaver, Jr. who admitted to carrying the gun and it going off inside the Walmart while it was in his pants pocket. Weaver was booked into the Maricopa County 4th Avenue Jail on a number of charges. The two other subjects were released.
Maurice Eugene Weaver, Jr.
Booking # T581719
1 Ct. Disorderly conduct involving weapons (F-6)
1 Ct. Endangerment (F-6)
1 Ct. Discharging a firearm in city limits (F-6)
1 Ct. Carrying concealed weapon under 21 yrs. (M3)
1 Ct. Criminal Damage (M-2)