Man Shot Dead Inside San Bernardino Supermarket; Suspects Sought

Police are investigating after a man was fatally shot inside a grocery store in San Bernardino Monday afternoon.

Officers responded to the Stater Bros. Markets location at 400 E. Baseline St. around 4 p.m., said Sadie Albers, a spokeswoman for San Bernardino police.

Reginald Williams Jr. appears in a photo released by San Bernardino police on June 11, 2019.

Reginald Williams Jr. appears in a photo released by San Bernardino police on June 11, 2019.

The gunfire erupted inside the store after a verbal confrontation between the victim and several other individuals, Albers said.

A man was shot and pronounced dead at the scene, investigators said. Police later identified him as 23-year-old Reginald Williams Jr., whose last known address is in San Bernardino.

Multiple suspects fled the supermarket in a vehicle, officers said. No suspect descriptions were immediately available.

It's still unclear whether the suspects and victim knew each other, but the initial investigation indicates they did not, according to Albers.

People look on as police investigate a deadly shooting inside a Stater Bros. supermarket on June 10, 2019. (Credit: LoudLabs)

People look on as police investigate a deadly shooting inside a Stater Bros. supermarket on June 10, 2019. (Credit: LoudLabs)

The shooting occurred during normal business hours, and footage from the scene showed a crowd of people in the parking lot. The entrance to the store was blocked off with crime tape.

Later Monday night, Detectives were reviewing video from the market's security cameras and following up with witnesses.

“At this point they have a lot to go off of, so we’re going to let them follow up on those leads before releasing anything else,” Albers said.

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