Patrick Runtrip / Daily Memphian via AP
Collierville, Tennessee — On Monday, law enforcement officials said the shooter who killed One person, injured 14 Others in the Tennessee supermarket before committing themselves were asked to quit their job at the grocery store earlier that day.
In a news release, Collierville police say British Tan moved to a luxury suburb 30 miles from Memphis in the summer of 2020. He worked daily in the sushi business at Collierville Croger.
“He’s a third-party vendor working inside Kroger and was asked to quit his job on Thursday morning, September 23, 2021,” the release said. “Police are processing electronic evidence and evidence, including vehicles at the crime scene, and interviewing other potential witnesses.”
Tan died within minutes of the police’s arrival at the scene, injured by an apparently self-inflicted bullet. The victims included 10 employees and 5 customers, police said.
Croger’s spokesperson did not immediately respond to email inquiries as to why Tan was asked to quit his job.
The Collierville store has been closed since the shoot on Thursday, but the statement said it will continue to provide wages and other support to its employees.
According to police, Tan acted alone and did not appear to specifically target anyone. The entire shoot was completed within minutes as the first responders flocked to the scene.
As of Monday, four of the victims (all stable) were still recovering at Memphis Hospital.
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