Details released in Walmart incident, two suspects charged


Two individuals have been arrested in connection with the incident that occurred on Tuesday at the Walmart at Burbank.

32-year-old Jacob Bess was issued a misdemeanor summons for disturbing the peace. 44-year-old Robert Tucker was charged with disturbing the peace and aggravated assault with a firearm.

Photos courtesy of East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office

According to court documents, Bess and Tucker got into a verbal altercation near the customer service area of the Walmart just before noon, Tuesday.

When that altercation escalated, Tucker told deputies Bess left the store and returned a short time later. Court documents state at that time, Tucker heard someone yell ‘gun’ to which he pulled out his own gun.

According to court documents, Tucker is a concealed carry permit holder and is permitted to carry a concealed weapon.

Court documents state witnesses heard someone yell ‘gun’ which caused customers to start fleeing the area.

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