65-year-old woman, former corrections officer, charged with shooting at Rockford Walmart

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — Rockford Police have charged Arnetter McClinton, 65, with allegedly shooting at a pair of women and a child after getting into an argument with them inside the store.

Police say the incident happened on Thursday, February 25th around 9:30 p.m. at the Walmart located at 3902 W. Riverside Blvd.

Police say McClinton got into an argument with two women, who were accompanied by a 12-year-old minor, while inside the store and then went to the parking lot, got in her car, and drove it to the front of the store to wait for the women to exit.

They allegedly got into another altercation, and then McClinton followed the women to their car.

While seated in the car, police say she fired one round through her car door in the women’s direction, at a distance of about 8-10 feet. No one was injured.

McClinton then allegedly drove home. Police say she told them she was on her way back to the Walmart to speak with store employees and report the incident when she was stopped by police.

McClinton is a former corrections officer at the Winnebago County Jail.

She is charged with Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm and Reckless Discharge of a Weapon.

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