UPDATE 5/23/14: Ryan Fultz, 33, was sentenced Thursday to 30 years in prison.
Fultz was convicted on February 7 by a federal jury of possessing and discharging a firearm during a drugtrafficking crime, possession with intent to distribute cocaine, and felon in possession of a firearm.
According to court records, Fultz was present during a planned drug deal on December 27, 2011 in a Walmart parking lot in Hampton.
Records show Fultz provided back-up to a drug dealer and when a dispute arose, he participated in a shootout with two other individuals. Fultz discharged a Bushmaster AR-15 high powered rifle during the shooting in which more than 30 shots were exchanged as evidenced by shell casings recovered at the scene.
Fultz is the third participant federally prosecuted as a result of this incident.
HAMPTON -- After nearly a year, police arrested the third and final suspect wanted in connection with a Walmart shooting in Hampton.
Police arrested 31-year-old Ryan Christopher Fultz of the 900 block of Emma Kate Court on Monday.
On Dec. 27, 2011, a 28-year-old Hampton man was shot multiple times in the Walmart parking located in the 1900 block of Cunningham Drive.
Fultz is charged with maiming, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, revocation of a suspended sentence and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon in connection with the shooting.
Two additional suspects, David Lamar Andrews and Randell Lamont Woods, were arrested at the Best Western on West Mercury Boulevard last December.
Fultz is currently in the Hampton City Jail.