ST. LOUIS MO March 19 2017 - St. Louis Metropolitan Police are investigating a fatal confrontation between an area grocery store security officer and an unidentified suspect.
Police officers responded to a shooting at an Aldi’ store on the 3600 block of Natural Bridge Ave at around 7p.m.
According to officials, a shoplifting suspect confronted a security officer on the Aldi property. The suspect showed a firearm and pointed it towards the security guard. The security officer moved away from the suspect but the theft suspect advanced on the security officer still holding his gun towards the officer and that’s when police say that the security officer fired multiple shots.
He fired several shots towards the suspect, with at least three shots striking him according to police.
The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police did not report what injuries that the security officer sustained if any but said that the shooting remains under investigation.