Employee shoots, kills coworker at Taylor Burlington store

Photo by Sue Suchyta

Photo by Sue Suchyta


Sunday Times Newspaper

TAYLOR – Sandra Lynette Waller, 49, of Taylor was arraigned Wednesday in 23rd District Court for first degree murder in the death of coworker Lorraine Maylynn Faison, 49, of Allen Park.

Waller was originally released on bond, a decision which was appealed and overturned Thursday morning, which was reportedly a contentious issue with the prosecutor’s office.

Waller surrendered to police Monday morning after shooting and killing Faison, a Burlington store coworker, which may have been triggered by a dispute a day earlier. Media reports have noted that the two may have had a long-standing feud.

Faison, who was shot in the chest, was taken by emergency personnel to a local hospital, where she later died from her injuries.

The store, 22331 Eureka, which had not yet opened to the public when the shooting occurred about 7 a.m., remained closed Monday, reopening Tuesday.

Police said employees were arriving for work at the time of the shooting, and they questioned multiple witnesses. Police said they will also review store surveillance video.

WWJ-AM’s Zahra Huber interviewed the suspect’s fiancé, Danny Wade, who said Waller did not have any tickets, arrests, enemies or history of trouble. He expressed sympathy for the victim’s family.

Police towed and impounded both Waller and Faison’s cars.

(Sue Suchyta can be reached at sue.suchyta@yahoo.com.)