Two Kmart store security officers shot www.privateofficer.com
Roseville MI March 30 2012 Two Kmart store security officers were shot and injured Monday evening when a suspected shoplifter shot at them, the bullet hit the floor and fragments struck them, according to Roseville police.
The incident occurred about 5:30 p.m. Monday at the Kmart Super Center on Frazho Road. Police said in a news release that loss prevention agents at the store saw the man remove security tags from a Blu-ray player, DVDs and other electronic devices.
He concealed them in a hoodie and was exiting the store when the employees approached him and attempted to take him into custody, the release said.
The man fought the employees, pulled a revolver from his pants and fired one round at the store security officers, the release said.
Both employees had minor injuries from shrapnel and were treated at a local hospital.
The suspected shoplifter ran to a waiting Chrysler Sebring driven by a woman, the release said. She sped off, and officers spotted the car traveling on westbound I-94 at 10 Mile.
According to the release, the woman refused to pull over and led officers on a high-speed chase. She then stopped the car in the area of Harper and I-94, and the man got out and ran. Police used tracking dogs but were unable to find the man.
The woman was arrested and has been identified as Javon Nicole McCoy, 33, of Detroit, and she was charged Tuesday in 39th District Court with armed robbery, fourth-degree fleeing and eluding police and second-degree retail fraud, said Roseville Deputy Police Chief James Berlin.
If convicted of armed robbery, she faces life in prison. McCoy is at the Macomb County Jail on a $250,000 bond and scheduled to appear in court April 4 for a probable cause hearing.
Anyone who knows the man’s identity is asked to call Roseville police at 586-447-4483.