Authorities determine the sufferer within the capturing in Whitehall Township Walmart Lehigh Valley Regional Information

WHITEHALL TWP., PA. – The Lehigh County coroner identified the woman who died after being shot dead outside a Walmart last week.

Nicolette Law, 20, of Allentown, died Friday after being shot and killed outside Walmart on MacArthur Road in Whitehall Township.

Officials said an autopsy will be done Monday.

District Attorney Jim Martin and Whitehall Township Police Chief Michael Marks announced on Sunday that Edward Joel Rosario-Jimenez, 23, of Whitehall has been charged with criminal murder, attempted criminal murder and aggravated assault. all first degree crimes; and unlicensed firearms are a third-degree crime, officials say.



At around 6:55 p.m. on Friday, Whitehall Township police were called on to report on gunfire in the Walmart parking lot on the 2600 block of MacArthur Road.

Upon arrival, police found two victims near a parked vehicle while the engine was still running in the parking lot.

Both victims suffered gunshot wounds, Law later died from those injuries. The other person is receiving medical attention.

The Lehigh County’s coroner office ruled Law’s death was murder and initially identified her only as Jane Doe.

According to official information, investigators were able to retrieve and verify video surveillance footage from the Walmart store showing the victim’s vehicle arriving and parking in an area of ​​the goods pick-up area.

Within minutes, a black Toyota sports aid vehicle got in and parked right in front of the victim’s vehicle.

Several victims were interviewed by the police. Your identity will not be released.

According to official sources, a witness told police that she went to the Walmart parking lot to pick up her child, who is also the child of one of the victims of the shooting.

The witness told police that she had arrived at the Toyota with Rosario-Jimenez and two other people and that Rosario-Jimenez had got into an argument with one of the victims. The witness told police that she heard gunshots and left in the Toyota, but Rosario-Jimenez stayed in the parking lot.

Another witness told police they saw Rosario-Jimenez fire multiple shots at the victims, police said.

Police say a gun was found hidden in a snow bank next to the location where the shooting took place.

Edward J. Rosario-Jimenez was arrested on September 14, 2019 on a previous shooting incident for a single misdemeanor of simple assault, reckless endangerment and terrorist threats.

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