A shoplifting suspect was dead and a security guard hospitalized after a struggle involving at least one knife and three men outside a shopping center in Carson Tuesday night, June 23, authorities said.
Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies were called to the 100 block of East Carson Street just after 6:45 PM, said Deputy Tracy Koerner, a department spokesman. Two men had allegedly stolen items from a grocery store, Koerner said, and the guard confronted them in the parking lot. A struggle ensued.
Someone had a knife, Koerner said, and the security guard and one of the shoplifting suspects were stabbed. Both were taken to local hospitals, but the shoplifting suspect died, Koerner said. The security guard was treated. The second suspect, a man in his early 20s, fled, Koerner said, with deputies finding a knife at the scene… Daily Breeze