MEMPHIS, TN June 28 2017
A security guard found himself in handcuffs after a theft at Kroger.
Memphis Police Department arrested Gregory Towner, 24, for aggravated assault and reckless endangerment.
Investigators said Towner, who works as a security guard at Kroger off Frayser Boulevard, opened fire on a theft suspect.
Towner admitted to firing his weapon, but he said he fired a warning shot in the direction of the suspects. He did not admit to actually shooting anyone.
Willie Tate ended up in the hospital with a gunshot wound in his right arm.
Tate said he drove his friend "Nicky-Pooh" to Kroger. Nicky-Pooh went into the store while Tate and his girlfriend waited in a truck in the parking lot.
Tate said Nicky-Pooh returned after shopping inside, so Tate started to drive off. The next thing he knew, he heard a gunshot and a window in his truck shattered.
Investigators later confirmed more than $100 worth of meat had been stolen from Kroger. However, it was returned so no charges were filed against the thief.