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Security guard shoots and kills suspected shoplifter following confrontation

ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – One man is dead after being shot by a security guard near an Aldi grocery store in north St. Louis.

The store is located at Grand and Natural Bridge near Fairground Park.

Police say the shooting happened around 7:20 p.m. Saturday night, when a suspected shoplifter was confronted by a security guard.

The suspect allegedly pulled out a handgun and pointed it at the guard.

According to the police department, the security guard backed away, but the suspect continued forward, and a guard drew his weapon, firing several times at the suspect.

The suspect suffered three gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead at the scene.

St. Louis homicide detectives are conducting an investigation.