Back in June, Lakim Faustshot four people near a Greenville, North Carolina Wal-Mart. While a motive was unknown at the time, indictments passed down this week reveal that he picked his victims based on race.
Faust, who is black, picked out his victims based on their race, according to the indictments. The documents didn’t specify why Faust wanted to shoot white people, and police have not talked about why he picked out his targets. Earlier reports had indicated that Faust was shooting “indiscriminately.”
A grand jury indicted Faust on 14 charges, including four counts of attempted murder. The 23-year-old had more than 100 rounds of ammunition when he started shooting his victims.
Police said Faust’s first victim on June 21 was an insurance adjustor in the parking lot of a law firm. He then crossed a five-lane highway and shot three more people in the parking lot of a Wal-Mart, investigators said.
Three of the four people wounded in the shooting suffered permanent and debilitating injuries, according to the indictments. Details of those injuries were not specified.
Faust was shot by police in the rampage and taken to the hospital to recover. He is now behind bars and based on this new information, he’ll be there for a long time.