A man has been charged after the fatal stabbing of a Walmart employee in a store in Illinois on Sunday night.

The 18-year-old employee was transported to hospital after the incident in the store in Northridge just after 6 p.m., but died a short time later. Timothy Carter, 28, of Rockford, Illinois, has been charged with first-degree murder.

This is a breaking news story and will be updated.

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Police seal off a crime scene in this archive stock image. A Walmart employee was stabbed to death in Illinois on Sunday.

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