Search for suspect continues after barricade in Darby, linked to Walmart shooting

An hours-long standoff in Darby was said to be connected to a shooting at a Walmart on Sunday.

The shooting happened at the Walmart on MacDade Boulevard, in Glenolden, Darby Township while the standoff began shortly before 1 p.m. Sunday on the 400 block of Main Street, in Darby Borough.  

Police say Devante Dixon is still at large. Police consider him armed and dangerous.

 According to authorities, police responded to Walmart for reports of a single shot fired Sunday morning about 8:30 a.m. An investigation discovered that the suspect was involved in an altercation with an employee and fired a single gunshot at the employee. 

Police say the argument was over a video game sale. No one was hurt in the shooting.

Further investigation led police to a barricade situation in a Darby apartment. Several southern Delaware County jurisdictions responded along with a SWAT unit. Flash bang grenades were deployed in an effort to smoke the suspect out of the apartment.

Residents nearby were evacuated for several hours.

Officials say all efforts were made to contact the suspect, but it was eventually determined the suspect was not at the apartment. Police cleared the scene around 5 p.m.

In a statement, Walmart said:

"Thank you for reaching out. No injuries occurred from the incident this morning at the store. We remain closed and are assisting law enforcement in their investigation however we can. As this is an ongoing investigation we ask that you reach out to local police for additional details.We expect to reopen tomorrow morning."


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