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Jacksonville Wal-mart Employee Holds Co-workers Hostage

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JACKSONVILLE --  A teenager is in custody after authorities said he fired shots inside Wal-mart in Jacksonville early Monday morning.

According to police, Elijah Payne is a store employee and was on duty at the time of the incident.

Police said he went on a break, got a shotgun out of his car, painted his face black to camouflage himself, and walked into the employee lounge.

According to police, he held several co-workers hostage until another employee struggled with Payne and took the gun away.

Payne is charged with assault with a deadly weapon, kidnapping, and firing into occupied property.

 

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