Man with Multiple Rifles Arrested After Allegedly Opening Fire in Bass Pro Shop


WBMA reports the suspect was identified as 38-year-old Robert Smith.

The Associated Press reports Smith had “multiple AR-15 style firearms,” as well as other guns, and fired “off dozens of rounds before being captured by police.”

Spanish Fort Police Chief John Barber told WKRG that “[Smith] had three AR-style weapons, he had an AR-style pistol, he had a 9 mm rifle, a shotgun, and two 9 mm pistols.” He allegedly carried the guns to the boat and ATV service area of the Bass Pro facility and opened fire.

No innocents were injured during the shooting.

WBMA noted Smith was also wearing some type of body armor during the alleged attack.

Police are trying to ascertain a motive for the attack.

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