UPDATE: Man fatally shot during robbery attempt

UPDATE: Man fatally shot during robbery attempt

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.

Copyright 2015 The Associated Press.

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Eduardo Santiago joined the FOX 9 and ABC 5 news team in February, 2012. That’s the same year KECY launched its very first local newscast. He has been covering local news in Yuma and the Imperial Valley since his start as a KYMA photojournalist in 2006. During his decade in broadcasting, Eduardo has covered some of the biggest stories in the Desert Southwest – from President Bush’s visit to Yuma, Ariz. to the uncovering of drug tunnels that span the US-Mexico border. One of the most memorable stories Eduardo covered was the 2010 Easter Earthquake that rocked the Imperial Valley, Mexicali, and Yuma. Eduardo, along with his news team, won an award from the Associated Press for best coverage of an ongoing story following the quake. Before he made his move to TV, Eduardo was just a kid born in East Los Angeles, where he spent his early childhood. His parents moved him to Mexicali, B.C. Mexico, where he did most of his elementary school education. He finally landed in El Centro, where he graduated from Central Union High School in 2005. Eduardo is currently a student at Imperial Valley College. You can find Eduardo hanging out in the Imperial Valley and Yuma with his family on any given weekend. His off-screen passion is playing guitar and sports.

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