A security guard at a grocery store in San Francisco has reportedly been shot by an unsuspecting shoplifter.
KRON-TV, citing the San Francisco Police Department, reported Monday that a store security guard was the victim of a fatal gunshot wound Saturday at the Safeway located at 4950 Mission Street. According to the outlet, the guard confronted a man suspected of shoplifting.
The suspect then opened fire and tried to flee around 6:00 p.m.
Andre Brown, 50, was stopped and arrested by officers as he attempted to flee the bus.
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He is booked for robbery, attempted murder and many other crimes.
Brown was also wanted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms on gun charges, KRON reported. Fox News Digital has reached out to San Francisco police for additional comment.
“We are deeply troubled by this incident, which remains under investigation by the San Francisco Police Department,” Safeway said in a statement to KRON. “We are fully cooperating with the police by providing any information that may assist their investigation.”
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Safeway’s corporate office did not immediately return a voicemail left by Fox News Digital.