Target fight, shooting suspects face charges after June 2022 incident in which Dads vs. Predators lured man into store

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WINSTON-SALEM, NC (WGHP) — Warrants have been issued for several people involved in shooting and triad combat.

The Winston-Salem Police Department released more information Monday about an incident last year on Haines Mall Boulevard that left an Ohio man shot and killed. On December 29, 2022, orders were issued against the four participants in the quarrel.

According to the Winston-Salem Police Department, they responded to a call about a shooting inside the Target at Hanes Mall on June 28, 2022. Officers and deputies cleared the scene and found evidence of a struggle in the back of the store, and they found damage “consistent” with a gunshot. .

The victim arrived at an area hospital with head and facial injuries and told police he was at Target when three men began attacking him. He said he was hit several times and then brandished a gun and fired to stop the attack. He then said the suspects took his gun and fled, so he drove himself home and then to the hospital.

The three suspects were later identified as 28-year-old Jay Cameron Karnicom of Ohio, 29-year-old Joshua Mundy of Ohio, and 37-year-old Jason Chips of Marion, North Carolina.

The three men are linked to the social media group Dads Against Predators, where private citizens try to lure suspected sex predators to get them arrested.

Investigators determined the three men “lured” the victim to Target through social media and then confronted him. One of the men recorded this attack. The victim knocked the phone away from them, and a fight began. The victim’s only shot hit Karnikom in the leg.

A day after the attack, on June 29, Ohio law enforcement contacted WSPD confirming that he had arrived at a hospital in Ohio.

FOX8 spoke with the assistant chief of the Fremont Police Department in July, and he wasn’t surprised to learn that Dads Against Predators was involved in the situation.

He said he has dealt with them for years and said they have been banned from various grocery stores in the Ohio area because their encounters would turn into physical violence.

Jay Cornicom, Joshua Mundy and Jason Chips were issued warrants for “simple fighting.”

The victim received a warrant for disorderly conduct and carrying a concealed handgun.

Chips turned himself in to authorities in McDowell County, North Carolina.

Anyone with any information regarding this investigation is asked to call the Winston-Salem Police Department at (336) 773-7700.

Target fight, shooting suspects face charges after June 2022 incident in which Dads vs. Predators lured man into store

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