Teen Wanted in Fayetteville Walmart Shooting Captured, 9-year-old Victim Recovering

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Adrian Jelks

The teen wanted in connection with the shooting incident at a Fayetteville Walmart on Friday night, March 29, 2024, has been captured.

Fayetteville Police concluded their search for 19-year-old Adrian Jelks around 2:19 a.m. on April 3. Jelks, who was wanted for murder and other related charges from the shooting at 125 Pavilion Parkway, Walmart, was taken into custody without incident by a Fayetteville officer. Jelks turned himself in to the College Park Police Department.

“We appreciate the community’s patience as our department worked diligently to locate Jelks,” stated a spokesperson for the Fayetteville Police Department. Further details about the case cannot be released at this time to maintain the integrity of the investigation.

The good news is that the 9-year-old shooting victim is expected to make a full recovery and has been discharged from the hospital.

Authorities still urge anyone with information regarding the incident to contact the Fayetteville Police Department at 770-461-4441 or 770-461-4357.

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