Supermarket guard shoots man suspected of breaking into car

CLAREMONT, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles County authorities say a security guard at a Claremont supermarket shot and wounded a man after confronting him for allegedly breaking into a car.

Police Sgt. David Hardin says the shooting was reported Tuesday night in the parking lot of the Super King Market.

The Los Angeles Times reports a supermarket employee had seen a man trying to break into a vehicle and notified the security guard. The guard approached the suspect and, during the confrontation, fired several shots.

It's unclear if the man was armed, and police say they don't know what occurred immediately before the shooting.

Hardin says when officers arrived they found the man on the pavement with multiple wounds. He is expected to survive.

Hardin says detectives were interviewing the security guard.


Information from: Los Angeles Times,             

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