Police: Shooting Suspect Says Threatened for Gender Switch
The suspect in a shooting at a Pennsylvania Wal-Mart store told police he opened fire on his co-worker because the employee was offended he was changing genders to female and had threatened him, police say.
Zachary McClimans, 22, of Sharon, told police he raised his concerns to management at the Hermitage store last week but "no decision had been made" regarding the other employee, police said in a criminal complaint Friday.
McClimans decided one "solution" to the problem was shooting his co-worker so McClimans took his grandfather's .380-caliber pistol and drove to the store, the complaint said. Although McClimans originally planned to shoot the other employee outside the store, McClimans went in and shot him about 10:30 p.m. Thursday, the complaint said.
The employee was shot four times, including twice in the back, authorities said. He was taken to St. Elizabeth Hospital in Youngstown, Ohio. Hermitage police said he's expected to recover.
An attorney for McClimans wasn't listed in court documents. Phone calls to several of his relatives went unanswered, except for one man who refused to give his name and declined to comment.
McClimans also is charged with aggravated assault and reckless endangerment, theft and carrying a firearm without a license.
The Wal-Mart store in Hermitage, about 70 miles north of Pittsburgh, closed overnight Thursday after the shooting. It reopened Friday morning. Store employees wouldn't comment, but Wal-Mart spokesman Charles Crowson confirmed in an email that one worker was injured and said one worker was fired.
『ジーニアス英和辞典』第4版(大修館)で調べてみると、「小火器」とあり、pistol, rifle, shotgun, revolver, machine gunなどのことを総称して指します。
「重火器」は"heavy firearm"や"heavy weapons"などと表します。(Akim)