Timothy Wall Wiki – Timothy Wall Bio
Timothy Wall was identified as the suspect who police allege shot a woman and a toddler before turning the gun on himself at a Publix grocery store in Royal Palm Beach, Florida.
The Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office told Local 10 News the child, a boy, would have turned 2 later this month. The woman and child were grandmother and grandson, PBSO said in a statement. The father of the boy was called to identify his son, the news station reported.
Wall was a Royal Palm Beach man, according to The Palm Beach Post. Officials told the newspaper Wall was found with a handgun beside his body, and officials believe his fatal wound was self-inflicted.
He was 55-year-old.
The Sun-Sentinel reported the shooting occurred at 1180 Royal Palm Beach Boulevard in The Crossroads at Royal Palm Beach plaza at about 11:30 a.m. Eastern time. The entire plaza was blocked by police for hours after the shooting, the article said.
The Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office said in a statement on June 10, 2021, there was “no known motive or relationship between the gunman and the victims.” PBSO is continuing their investigation and working to identify what led to the shooting, officials said.
Witnesses told the Sun-Sentinel about the tragedy, saying they were running errands when their shopping trip turned deadly for a little boy and his grandma. Lynn Waterman told newspaper reporters she was checking out at the cash register when she heard the gunfire. She thought it was balloons popping, she told the newspaper. The cashier said there was a shooter, and she started running, she said, according to the article.
Officials described the shooting as a murder-suicide, writing in an early statement that it was “not an active shooter situation.” Police told Local 10 News the shooting occurred near the produce section of the grocery store.
“The family has invoked Marsy’s Law, therefore, the names of the victims: 1 yr/old boy & his grandmother will not be released. The gunman’s name will be released after his next of kin has been notified. There is NO known motive or relationship between the gunman and the victims,” said a statement from PBSO on the evening of June 10.
CBS12 News reported in the hours after the shooting that the Publix parking lot is blocked off with crime scene tape and that multiple patrol cars from the sheriff’s office are on the scene.
Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Teri Barbera told Local 10 News in the hours after the shooting that the process of naming the victims and suspect publicly would be lengthy. Wall was identified after his next of kin was notified.
“We have three individuals deceased right now and we don’t have the next of kin notified, so please understand this is a long process,” Barbera told the news station.
Barbera told the news station that PBSO was documenting the scene, interviewing witnesses, and reviewing surveillance footage and video as part of the investigation and to determine a motive in the shooting.