Queensbury Walmart shooting suspect pleads not guilty

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The man accused of shooting someone at the Queensbury Walmart over the weekend was arraigned on Wednesday.

Adrian Simental of Moreau is charged with attempted assault and criminal possession of a weapon. He pleaded not guilty to both charges in court.

Warren County sheriff’s deputies responded to the store Sunday afternoon for a shooting in the parking lot. They found a man who had been shot in the hip.

The judge denied NewsChannel 13’s request to use a camera in court.

Adrian Simental (Warren County Sheriff’s Office)

Court documents show Simental and the victim got into a fight. That led to Simental pulling out a handgun and allegedly shooting the victim in the lower abdomen. The victim was treated at a local hospital.

Deputies were able to identify a getaway car, and eventually found the suspect at a Moreau home. Police executed a search warrant and took Simental into custody.

He is being held in the Warren County Jail on $200,000 cash bail and $600,000 bond, and is scheduled to appear in court Monday, Dec. 5, at 9 a.m.

The judge also granted an order of protection for the victim.