Jefferson Parish Sheriff Joseph Lopinto says Joshua Williams was unprovoked when he opened fire Saturday at the Jefferson Gun Outlet killing a store employee and a customer.
In a news conference Monday, Lopinto gave a play-by-play as to what unfolded inside the shooting range.
Lopinto says Joshua Williams, his brother Timothy Williams, and two children went to Jefferson Gun Outlet to purchase ammunition. While inside, a store employee noticed that Williams was in possession of a loaded firearm.
That employee advised Williams that he would need to unload the weapon to remain in the store. Williams refused multiple times, says JPSO.
During the discussion, Williams walked to the store’s exit, opened the door, and fired into the air.
Veronica Billiot, 59, was attempting to leave when William pointed his gun at her, shooting her at least twice. She died on the scene.