The shooting followed some sort of altercation inside a car. Police were still investigating Monday and had few details and no suspects.
Renton police and the grandmother of a 16-year-old fatally shot Sunday afternoon outside the Renton Walmart identified him as Emarion Walker Black.
Reached by phone Monday, Walker Black’s grandmother, Glenda Gipson Bentley, said he was a “good kid” and father of two, with children ages 1 ½ years and 6 months.
“I don’t know what happened. I don’t know anything,” Gipson Bentley said, declining to say more before checking with the teen’s mother.
Visibly distraught Sunday, she appeared at the scene of the 2 p.m. shooting and stressed her grandson was a “good kid,” according to TV footage from KIRO 7 and other stations. She said her grandson was from a “good family” and wasn’t involved with gangs.
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She added, “All this violence needs to stop.”
Walker Black was shot in the chest after a fight involving at least one other person inside a black Mercedes, according to Renton police Commander David Leibman. Walker Black then crashed the car into the Walmart.
A bullet also hit nearby restaurant Pho 88, Leibman said in an email.
Police on Monday were still investigating and have not identified the other person involved in the shooting.
“We’re chasing down leads. No motive, no details that can be released at the moment, and no suspect so far,” Leibman said.
A person who answered the phone at Walmart said no managers were available to speak Monday because they were cleaning up the store after a weekend fire.