GLENOLDEN, Pa. (CBS) – A man wanted for a shooting at a Delaware County Walmart following a dispute over a video game sale has surrendered to police. Eyewitness News has learned 28-year-old Devante Dixon surrendered to police Thursday morning.Some Philadelphia Students Set To Return To Classroom Monday For First Time In Nearly A Year
Police say Dixon got into an argument with a store employee over a video game at about 8:30 a.m. on Sunday.
The argument moved to the front vestibule. That is where the suspect shot at the employee with a semi-automatic weapon. The employee was not hit and is doing OK.
“From what we received at the store, this was just a random act,” Darby Township Police Chief Michael Sousa said. “These two did not know each other. It was just some verbal argument that the suspect had with the employee, possibly over a video game sale, is what we have at this moment.”READ MORE: Philly Police Identify Suspect, Edward Prince, Wanted In Fatal Hit-And-Run That Dragged 60-Year-Old Feet Nearly 300 Feet
The shooting then led to an hours-long standoff outside the suspect’s home.
After leaving the Walmart, Dixon left the scene and was involved in a domestic incident in Upper Darby. After that incident, police think the suspect went to his home on Main Street in Darby Borough where he lives. The search included SWAT teams, but the suspect was never found. Police did, however, tow two of his cars.
“It’s a random act. It wasn’t an active shooter situation. They fired one round and fled. He fired out of anger at whatever had taken place between him and the employee,” Sousa said.
A spokesperson for Walmart says they are cooperating with the investigation.MORE NEWS: Police Investigating ATM Robbery At Northeast Philadelphia Convenience Store
CBS3’s Howard Monroe contributed to this report.