Phoenix, Arizona

From Phoenix’ of September 9, 2007

1 Dead, 1 Wounded In Store Shooting

Police: Dead Man’s Gun Had No Bullets

A convenience store security guard fatally shot a 21-year-old man and superficially wounded another in the parking lot during an apparent robbery attempt, Phoenix police Sgt. Andy Hill said.

It’s the same Circle K store where clerk Brady Daniel was shot and killed June 4, Hill said.

“At this time, there is nothing to indicate that these incidents are related,” Hill said.

Hill said in the latest incident, two men entered the Circle K store at 5845 W. McDowell Road around 1:30 a.m.

The 21-year-old was was armed with a handgun and pointed it an armed security guard inside the store while the second man apparently went to steal property from the store, Hill said.

The security guard and the gunman got into a hand-to-hand fight with guns drawn, according to Hill.

Both men ran from the store and into the parking lot with the security guard chasing after them, Hill said.

The gunman pointed his weapon at the security guard and the guard opened fire, killing the 21-year-old Hispanic, Hill said.

The second man, a 20-year-old Hispanic, attacked the security guard outside the store and the guard shot him once in the arm, Hill said.

A Phoenix police officer who was working an off-duty job at a convenience store across the street heard the commotion and spotted a suspicious vehicle in the lot, according to Hill.

Hill said the occupants of the vehicle, who were detained, may have been involved in the crime.

Detectives said the dead gunman had a real gun, but it contained no bullets.

The man who was wounded faces possible charges, but not until after the investigation is complete, Hill said.


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