Man Accidentally Shot at Walmart, Probable Cause Released

By: Eyewitness News
By: Eyewitness News

Tallahassee, FL -- October 19, 2011 - 2:30pm -

If you cannot read the probable cause below, it can also be found in PDF format above.

The Tallahassee Police Department releases the probable cause.

A picture of Ahmel "Mel" Lewis is attached above in the photo icon.

Lewis, 19, has been no stranger to authorities. Click on his arrest record below.

WCTV contacted Walmart about the incident and was given this statement:

“We are working closely with law enforcement to share any information we may have that they believe might be useful.”

- Kayla Whaling
Walmart Spokeswoman


Tallahassee, FL -- October 19, 2011 - Noon -

There are still lots of questions and few answers after a gun went off at a local Walmart.

The accidental shooting at the Tennessee Street Walmart in Tallahassee sent one man to the hospital .

Tallahassee police were called to the scene last night in response to the shooting.

Police aren't sure what happened at this time. The Leon County Sheriff's Office is helping TPD in the investigation. We'll bring you more information as we receive it.

Tallahassee, FL -- October 18, 2011 --

An accidental shooting at Walmart sends one man to the hospital tonight.

The Tallahassee Police Department was called on scene at Walmart off of Tennessee Street and Capital Circle around 9:30pm in response to an accidental shooting. Authorities say the man was taken to a local hospital, but no word on his condition.

Police aren't sure what happened at this time. LCSO is assisting the Tallahassee Police Department, and we'll bring you more information as we receive it.

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  • by Kaylin Location: Tallahassee on Oct 21, 2011 at 07:41 AM
    I have a question.... How in the world do u "accidentally" shoot yourself? IN WALMART????
  • by God Bless America Location: tally on Oct 20, 2011 at 02:27 PM
    I think it was a robbery gone bad. But it ended up with good results.
  • by Anonymous on Oct 20, 2011 at 01:25 PM
    why are you posting comments on that time? shouldn't you be working? tax dollars boy i tell you.
  • by Steve Location: Not in Marietta on Oct 20, 2011 at 01:10 PM
    Roaches make my skin crawl!
  • by ain't buying it on Oct 20, 2011 at 08:01 AM
    I think there's more to this than meets the eye...
  • by Anonymous on Oct 20, 2011 at 07:35 AM
    We National Socialists are enemies, deadly enemies, of the present capitalist system with its exploitation of the economically weak … and we are resolved under all circumstances to destroy this system. Adolf Hitler
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      by Real bro on Oct 20, 2011 at 08:20 AM in reply to
      someone please translate.
  • by Dr. GaGa on Oct 20, 2011 at 03:26 AM
    LOL, another gun kook shoots himself. Yawn.
  • by Anonymous on Oct 19, 2011 at 08:19 PM
    WOW. If these comments reflect a sampling of CCW license holders intelligence I am purely dismayed.
    • reply
      by me on Oct 20, 2011 at 04:44 AM in reply to
      so what's your sampling percentage and error rate? I would hate for you to be "purely dismayed" by something you created in your mind that began with an "if".
      • reply
        by #2 on Oct 20, 2011 at 06:21 AM in reply to me
        @me - He/she must be using FAMU statistics.
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      by God Bless America on Oct 21, 2011 at 05:07 AM in reply to
      dismayed? you think it's okay for this guy to have an illegal weapon.
  • by master p Location: tallyhood on Oct 19, 2011 at 04:22 PM
    Too bad he didn't shoot himself in the groin so he can't reproduce.
  • by DTH Location: Tallahassee on Oct 19, 2011 at 03:54 PM
    From the Report, I would say that it was Gang Related and NOT Accidental.
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