PHOENIX (AP) – Phoenix police have identified a man fatally shot by a security guard at an auto parts store which police say the man tried to rob.
Sgt. Trent Crump says the guard shot 30-year-old Juan Rosas-Morales outside the store Monday afternoon when Rosas-Morales pointed a gun at the guard.
Crump says the incident began when Rosas-Morales pointed a gun at employees at a cash register and demanded money.
He says the guard then grabbed Rosas-Morales from behind. After a struggle on the floor, Rosas-Morales fled the store and was shot after he reached a vehicle.
Crump said the guard was not arrested but that prosecutors will review his use of force.
Nobody else was injured. There were about 15-20 patrons in the store at the time.
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