Who is Tamarris Hopkins? Man Charged in Cordova Walmart Shooting

Tamarris Hopkins, 23, is a former Walmart employee arrested for shooting a man at the Cordova Walmart in Memphis.

The shooting happened around 2:15 p.m. Friday
inside of the Cordova Walmart on North Germantown Parkway, according to the Memphis Police Department (MPD).

Tamarris Hopkins had an argument with a female near the front of the store before getting into an argument with the man he shot who was a customer at the store.

The customer was rushed to Regional One Health in critical condition after the shooting.

Hopkins, meabwhile, fled in a black Mazda but was later captured.

Hopkins has been charged with attempted second-degree murder, two counts of aggravated assault, reckless endangerment, and employment of a firearm during the commission of a felony.

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“It was a targeted incident. It was an altercation between two individuals that led to this shooting,” MPD spokesperson Theresa Carlson said

“This was not an active shooting.”

After the gunfire rang out, Walmart locked down the store and got everyone away from the incident, according to police.

A woman who was shopping in the store with her 9-year-old child said she heard about 10 to 15 shots go off while she was in the meat department.

She started looking for an employee exit and found a stock room to hide in.

“After we got into a stock room, this man kicked one of the exit doors open,” said the woman, who didn’t want to be identified.

“We didn’t know what to do. We don’t know to go out or stay in the store. We didn’t know if they were inside. At this time I just started running out with my daughter. Lost my shoe, and scraped my leg. I fell.”

She said she saw about 40 to 45 people around her run out of the store.

“It was just horrible. Horrible,” she said.

“Especially when my young baby witnessed that. It’s just, it’s just terrifying. Just terrifying.”

Walmart released a statement regarding the incident: “The safety of our associates and customers is our top priority. We will work closely with local law enforcement through the course of their investigation and refer any additional questions to them,”

Cordova is a community in Shelby County, Tennessee, United States.

Cordova lies east of Memphis, north of Germantown, south of Bartlett, and northwest of Collierville at an elevation of 361 feet (110 meters).

The majority of Cordova has been annexed by the City of Memphis. The remainder of Cordova is in unincorporated Shelby County, within the Memphis Annexation Reserve area.

The boundaries of the Cordova community are inexact, but are generally regarded as the Wolf River on the south, Whitten Road on the west, Interstate 40 on the north, and Pisgah Road on the east.

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