UPDATE: Camillus Police have arrested a 44-year-old Camillus resident, Adam Schadler, following the Memorial Day incident at the Camillus Walmart.
Camillus Police have released further details on the situation:
Around 5 p.m. they received a call regarding a man with a gun at the Walmart. When police arrived on scene they searched the building and surrounding area with members from the Camillus Police, New York State Police and Onondaga County Sheriffs, Air 1 (helicopter) with no luck in finding Schadler.
Police say what set off Schadler was the Walmart employee asking him to leave the store after causing a scene near the customer service desk. Thus, leading to the suspect pointing the gun in the employees face.
On June 2, an off-duty New York State Trooper believed to have recognized the Schadler at the Tops in the Camillus Plaza, where he then notified 911.
Officers arrested Schadler at his home, and took him into custody.
During the investigation it was learned that the gun pointed at the Walmart employee was in fact an Air Soft gun, which was recovered.
Schadler was charged with:
- Criminal Possession of Weapon 4th degree
- Menacing 2nd degree
- Assault 3rd degree, recklessly causing physical injury
CAMILLUS, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — A Walmart employee in Camillus has been hurt after running away from a man who allegedly had a gun and chased him in the Walmart parking lot.
According to Camillus Police, the Walmart on West Genesee Street was locked down after reports of a person with a weapon in the parking lot.
Police say the suspect appeared to have been upset with the ATM near the customer service desk. It is unknown what the issue was, but the loss prevention employee asked him to stop hitting the machine as they walked out.
The suspect was still irate, pushing on the sliding doors and was asked again to stop. The suspect then produced would appear to be a handgun, pushing it in the face of the employee, causing him to step back and lose his balance, striking his head.
An ambulance was called for the employee who fell and was taken to Crouse Hospital. The suspect was last seen running toward the Kasson Road area.
A witness told NewsChannel 9 the store was briefly locked down but customers have since been allowed to leave.
Police are “On the Lookout” for the suspect and are talking to witnesses.
According to Camillus Police, the suspect is a White male with a dark t-shirt and pants, a cowboy hat and a long gray and black beard.
Please call Camillus Police with any information or if you see someone fitting the description.