BAD: Security guard killed with own gun by shoplifter at grocery store
Shoplifter shoots, kills store security guard at Schnucks | ksdk.com | St. Louis, MO
Shoplifter shoots, kills store security guard at Schnucks
KSDK -- A security guard at an East St. Louis area Schnucks has died after being shot by a suspected shoplifter Tuesday afternoon.
The incident took place around 2:20 p.m.
The guard had stopped the shoplifter inside the store and was in the process of taking him to the back of the building to be processed when the suspect began struggling with him. The suspect got a hold of the guard's gun and shot him.
The suspect fled on foot and was taken into custody a short time later.
The guard was taken to a nearby hospital where he later died.
NewsChannel 5 will have more information on this story as it becomes available.