Shoot Out at Grocery Store Leaves Shoplifter and Security Guard Dead

An alleged shoplifter and a grocery store security guard are both dead after exchanging gunfire in the store’s lobby Friday morning, according to police.

A woman was allegedly trying to steal from a Giant grocery store in Oxon Hill, Maryland, when she was confronted by a male security guard, Prince George’s County Police Major Zachary O’Lare said at a news conference.

She allegedly took a handgun out of her backpack and shot the guard, O’Lare said. The guard returned fire, and both of them died from their wounds, he said.

No one else was injured in the “violent, brazen” attack, he said.

The guard and alleged shoplifter have not been identified.

O’Lare noted that the grocery store is just steps away from a police station.

“It’s quite concerning that these brazen acts are occurring, you know, across the country and in our backyard, especially right near our police division,” he said.

3 thoughts on “Shoot Out at Grocery Store Leaves Shoplifter and Security Guard Dead

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  1. THE POLICE STATION WAS NEARBY………SHE MUST HAVE BEEN SUPER HUNGRY……SHE SHOULD HAVE JUST CALLED JB AND ASKED FOR HIS LEFTOVER MEALS….WHAT A SAD DAY WHEN PEOPLE ARE GOING HUNGRY RIGHT HERE IN THE USA.

  2. Really? Hungry? Apparently she never heard of the Maryland Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). There was no reason to steal and sub-sequentially shooting the guard when he dared try stopping her. Perhaps the guard was trying to feed his/her family? Also, she didn’t have money enough to buy food but enough to buy a gun?

    Here’s information for someone else who is hungry in Maryland.

    https://dhs.maryland.gov/supplemental-nutrition-assistance-program/

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