MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Kroger employee is being accused of trying to kill a woman and her children in Frayser, police say.
Police say the woman and her children were shopping at Kroger on Frayser Boulevard on April 12 when she approached employee Donald Fields and asked him where the chicken seasoning was located.
According to the customer, 67-year-old Donald Fields refused to show her so she told him he wasn’t doing his job. Police say this upset the worker.
A report says the worker told the customer’s 12-year-old daughter he wanted to put two twenties between her chest. Security prompted Fields to clock out and leave.
Police say he waited for the family in the parking lot and told the mother he wanted to kill her.
Police say the woman and her children got into their car and started to leave when she noticed the man driving towards her at a high rate of speed while holding a black handgun.
According to the crime report, the man fired several shots in the direction of the woman’s vehicle.
Police said Fields followed them until they got away at Watkins and I-40. The incident caused two accidents while leaving the parking lot, police say.
Fields was taken into custody Tuesday afternoon and charged with reckless endangerment and three counts of attempted murder.
A bond has not been set at this time.
Kroger sent a statement to WREG:
“At Kroger, Safety is one of our core values and is our top priority for our customers and associates. We are grateful for our on-site security team for moving quickly to help. We are currently working with the Memphis Police Department to assist with this ongoing investigation.”