Riverside CA May 19 2013 An altercation outside a marijuana dispensary targeted for closure by the city of Riverside left a driver with a bullet in his neck Friday, May 17, and a security guard injured after being struck by the SUV.
Both unidentified men were taken to Riverside Community Hospital, police Sgt. Dan Russell said. Their conditions were not immediately available.
About 3:30 p.m., the guard, who Russell said works for Inland Empire Cannabis Club, and the driver of a black GMC got into some type of altercation in the rear of the parking lot at 7580 Indiana Ave. The disturbance then moved toward the front. It was then that the SUV struck the guard, and the guard responded by firing a single gunshot through the windshield, striking the driver in the neck.
Police arrived to find the guard on the ground and the driver still inside the SUV, Russell said. The guard’s belt, gun and Taser lay on the asphalt, and a pair of shoes sat outside the SUV as detectives interviewed witnesses and photographed evidence.
The dispensary is one of 10 that City Attorney Greg Priamos vowed this week to shut down after the state Supreme Court ruled May 6 that local governments can ban the dispensaries. The city’s ordinance came in response to complaints about crime near clinics such as armed robberies, sales of marijuana to minors and people driving under the influence of marijuana.
“A serious incident such as this and the ongoing public safety risks associated with these illegal enterprises continues to validate the city’s ban,” Priamos wrote in an email Friday night.
Advocates of medicinal marijuana say the dispensaries provide a legitimate medical service, rent retail space that might otherwise remain vacant and often provide security guards who deter crime.
The Inland Empire Cannabis Club website lists 33 products, and many of the 60 reviews on the website praise the quality of the marijuana and the professionalism and friendliness of the employees. No one there answered the phone Friday afternoon. Police turned away several people attempting to walk to that area of the cluster of businesses.
The other shops in the small center across the street from Malcolm Smith Motorsports are Redline Choppers, Home Made Sandwiches Deli, Indiana Liquor and Market and Beauty and Barber Musica Latina. Employees of the shops were stuck inside the yellow crime scene tape until some were escorted out. Others had to wait until police interviewed them.
RIVERSIDE CA May 18 2013—A security officer shot a suspect Friday afternoon during an attempted robbery at a liquor store in Riverside.
VAN NUYS CA May 15 2013— A security guard shot and wounded a man he said was acting suspiciously outside a Van Nuys church Sunday morning.
The shooting occurred about 8 a.m., an hour before services were to begin, outside The Church On The Way located near Sherman Way and Hazeltine.
The guards followed the man off church property. They said they shot when he threatened them with a four-inch knife.
They also accused the 20-something suspect of trying to ransack church cabinets and burglarize the property.
CBS2′s Art Barron spoke to witnesses.
Michelle Cano said, “I just heard a gunshot. I didn’t know it was a gunshot, but then I looked outside my window and I saw a guy fall.”
She added, “They took him away and … they closed down the whole side of my apartment [building]“
LAPD Rob Bub said four security guards confronted the man, and “he had a four-inch knife and he started to come at them.”
Officials described the suspect as a transient.
The suspect was shot once in the chest. He ran and collapsed about a half block away. He was taken to Holy Cross Medical Center.
LAPD’s Bub says the suspect is out of surgery and is reportedly in critical condition.
Barron reported the man had no ID on his person and officials are still trying to determine his identity.
Suitland MD May 1 2013 A security guard shot and wounded a would-be robber during a gun battle inside a Suitland area pawn shop Tuesday afternoon, and police took into custody three men they say intended to hold up the store.
The spasm of violence at First Cash Pawn on Silver Hill Road began shortly before before 1:15 p.m., when two masked men, one of them carrying a handgun, walked into the store, police said. The man with the gun exchanged shots with a store security guard, and then he and the other man rushed to a getaway car with a third person inside, authorities said.
One of the would-be robbers was shot during the encounter, and the other two dropped him off at a nearby hospital, authorities said. But officers soon stopped that car and took the pair into custody, along with the man they left at the hospital, authorities said. Prince George’s County police spokesman Nicole Hubbard said it was unclear how serious his wounds were.
Police did not immediately release the names of any of those involved or say what charges they are facing. Hubbard said the security guard was also taken to the hospital with injuries thought to be minor, and it was unclear if he was shot or injured in some other way.
San Francisco CA April 24 2013
After he was shot with a pellet gun, a private security guard monitoring an upscale San Francisco neighborhood on Monday night reportedly unleashed a real gun on a car containing two suspected auto burglars.
No one was seriously injured in the wild shootout involving the 29-year-old guard, who told police he returned fire believing he might have been been shot by a bullet from a small-caliber gun, Officer Gordon Shyy said.
The guard, who has not been identified, had been working security for at least one building in the 800 block of Francisco Street, a steep, narrow and curving roadway between Leavenworth and Hyde streets.
At about 10:40 p.m., Shyy said, he reportedly encountered two 19-year-old men breaking into vehicles in the area and began following them. The thieves got into a silver Ford Mustang and began driving away, police said, but as they departed the guard felt a sting on his back.
Believing he’d been shot, the guard reportedly pulled out his firearm and shot at the suspects’ vehicle, striking the rear window, shattering it, and also the passenger-side door, Shyy said. The suspects were not hit.
Officers reportedly arrived at the scene at the same time as the suspects were driving away. The suspects ran a few red lights and made some sharp turns, losing the officers, but they were spotted by other units and pulled over in the area of Kearny and Lombard streets, Shyy said.
Christopher Castillo, 19, of Daly City, and Marshawn Gomez, 19, of Oakland, were arrested and booked on charges that include burglary and assault with a deadly weapon.
Philadelphia PA – April 15, 2013 — Philadelphia police are investigating a shooting that left one man dead outside of a club in Hunting Park.
Police say a 24-year-old male was sitting in his vehicle in the parking lot of the Harrow Gate Shopping Center at I and Tioga streets near the V.I.P. Night Club when another man approached him and opened fire.
Authorities say an armed security guard in the parking lot heard the shots and chased the gunman. Several shots were exchanged between the gunman and the security guard.
The security guard told police the gunman stumbled and fell to the ground before getting back up and running away.
Police do not know if the gunman was struck by the security guard.
The identity of the 24-year-old fatal victim has not been released.
COMMERCE, Calif. April 7 2013– A security guard shot and wounded a man who tried to run him over with his car after refusing to leave a Commerce strip club.
Deputies said they were called to the Savannah Suites on Wade Hampton Boulevard just before 11 p.m. Wednesday about a disturbance in the parking lot.
GENEVA ILL Feb 27 2013– Those who guard the front doors at Kane County’s courthouses soon could walk off the job, on strike, as they and the county government continue to struggle to reach agreement on the terms of a new contract.
Late last week, members of the union representing Kane’s courthouse security officers rejected the latest contract offer from Kane County’s government.
Tim O’Neil, a lawyer representing the 32 Kane courthouse security officers and the union, the Policemen’s Benevolent Labor Committee, said the Thursday vote was “an insult.”
A strike was authorized weeks ago, and O’Neil said the union does not intend to make a counteroffer. Should nothing change, O’Neil said the officers could strike in coming days.
“If I had to bet on it, I would say, yes, and I would say very soon,” O’Neil said.
The officers and the county government have been locked in contentious talks for years. The officers have worked without a contract since 2008. The union has taken the matter to labor officials and to court.
O’Neil has noted that Kane’s courthouse officers are the lowest paid courthouse security personnel in the Chicago area, with annual wages ranging from $25,000 to $34,000, despite the life-and-death risks the officers must encounter daily.
O’Neil said the county’s latest offer – which he said county negotiators characterized as the county’s “last, best offer” – would have only slightly increased the officers’ wages.
He said the officers’ union last presented the county with an offer two weeks ago.
Kane County Sheriff Pat Perez said he would not characterize the county’s latest offer as its “last and best.” He said he still believes an agreement could be reached without a strike.
“I think cooler heads have to prevail,” Perez said. “We have to look at what the market provides, and what’s fair.
“But I don’t think we’re that far apart.”
Perez has said the county has crafted plans to keep the courthouses in Geneva, St. Charles, Elgin, Aurora and Carpentersville open, even amid a strike.
Unlike patrol officers or correctional officers, courthouse security officers are considered less essential for public safety and are allowed by law to strike, should contract talks fail.
Source: Kane County Chronicle
Roanoke, VA Feb 26 2013
A security guard was hit by a vehicle and a man was shot while fleeing during an incident at an apartment complex in Roanoke on Saturday.
A Roanoke man was the driver of a car that reportedly struck a security guard in the Ashton Heights apartment complex on Saturday morning. He was shot in the upper body while driving away, according to a news release.
The injured security guard is a 23-year-old man from Lynchburg.
The injured security guard told officers that he was trying to identify four men who got into a vehicle with what looked like open containers of alcohol after they left an apartment in the 3400 block of Bennett Drive. When he tried to stop the car, the driver drove at him and ran over him, causing him to go onto the hood and then onto the ground. The driver of the vehicle then drove off.
A second security guard fired a shot into the car when the vehicle was fleeing.
Roanoke police officers found the car at the intersection of Tellico Road and Lynn Avenue around 12:39 a.m. The driver was in the car and had a gunshot wound. The passengers fled and have not been found.
The driver and the injured security guard were taken to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
Police say the driver also struck a mailbox, a tree, and another vehicle while fleeing. No charges have been placed and the investigation is ongoing.
If you have information about this incident, call the Roanoke Police Department at (540) 853-5959 or CrimeLine at (540) 344-8500.
Harlingen TX Feb 16 2013 Police responded to a shooting a Harlingen home on Thursday night.
Authorities told Action 4 News that three men wearing bandanas drove up to a house on the 2200 block of Adrian Street.
The homeowner, who was out of town, had hired a security guard to watch the home.
When the suspects pulled up to the home, they took out guns and began shooting at the security guard.
The guard returned fire.
Police told Action 4 News that a babysitter was inside the home with five children.
No one inside the home was injured, but a bullet did ricochet into the roof.
The children’s ages range from 5 to 17 years of age.
The suspects fled the scene after the shootout. They were last seen driving away in a blue or green van.
The security guard believes he hit one of the suspects.
Action 4 News will provide more information as new details become known.
Bothell WA Feb 9 2013 A 15-year-old boy was injured Friday following a shooting and a hit and run accident outside the Food and Drug Administration offices in Bothell. Initial reports were that a security guard shot the teen, but later, police would not be specific about his injuries.
The boy had been released from the hospital by noon Friday.
The incident happened around 7:15 a.m. Bothell Police say the security guard confronted a suspicious person in the parking lot at 22215 26th Avenue SE. Shots were fired and the boy apparently fled in a car.
Police were still investigating what compelled the security guard to open fire.
About a quarter-mile away, the vehicle was involved in a hit and run. The teen was found a short time later, injured at a house. He was taken to the hospital.
Several students who go to the nearby Secondary Academy for Success (SAS) saw the incident. They say the boy was recently kicked out of school, but showed up on campus Friday morning. He was chased away by campus security. That’s when he ended up in the FDA parking lot.
A witness said he heard two gunshots, and then saw about 15 kids duck for cover and scatter.
“I just stood there at first and then I was thinking about running behind a parked car,” said Syndi, one of the students who saw it happen.
Another student called it “blatantly stupid” for the teen to go there because students have been told the FDA parking lot is off limits.
An entire block around the scene was closed off during the investigation. A ball cap and a side view mirror were found in the street, along with tire tracks in the grass leading to the northwest entrance to the building.
SAS and Northshore Academy were placed under lockdown shortly after the shooting.
FLINT, MI Jan 26 2013 – A suspected bank robber was shot and killed in a bank lobby on W Corunna Rd. near S. Ballenger Highway, police said.
The man was apparently attempting to rob the Chase Bank and he was shot by a security guard in the lobby, police said.
Around 10:30 a.m., a security guard noticed a man walking into the bank wearing a trench coat and walking in a “stilted manner.”
The man entered the bank lobby and produced a long gun from under his coat.
The two security guards on staff ordered the man to drop the weapon and drew their weapons on the gunman, police said.
When the gunman aimed at a security officer, the officer shot and killed him.
Police are on the scene and the investigation is ongoing.
This is the second bank robbery suspect shot by a security officer this week and the tenth person killed this year by private security officers who have been involved in more than 200 armed confrontations this year according to Private Officer International.
TULSA OK JAN 24 2013
Gunfire rings out during the armed robbery of a north Tulsa credit union Wednesday.
Tulsa police spokesperson Jillian Roberson told KTUL.com the incident began just before 1:00pm at TTCU The Credit Union near Pine and Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard.
Roberson said one armed suspect jumped over the counter and demanded money from the tellers.
The suspect then hopped back over the counter and made a run for the door. Police said the credit union’s security guard followed the suspect and fired several shots at him.
Officers on scene tell KTUL.com that the suspect was hit in the hand and arm. He is expected to survive.
Investigators believe the suspect made it to a home near 1600 N. Greenwood and called paramedics. EMSA medics took him from there to the hospital.
Police confirm no one inside the bank was hurt in the incident. Officers at the bank told KTUL.com staff that the security guard is a former Tulsa police officer.
Tulsa School’s Carver, Burroughs & Emerson Elementary campuses were locked down as a precaution while police swept through the area.
SAN ANTONIO TX Jan 20 2013
A suspected armed robber took two bullets as he tried to shoot it out with a security guard at a popular downtown area restaurant early Saturday morning.
Police say Johnny Reyes had already robbed or attempted to rob a nightclub and a hotel before getting shot.
It all started late Friday night at the Leaping Lizard Bar in the 300 block of E. Commerce.
Police say the 29 year-old Reyes shot a man he tried to rob inside that bar.
The victim is identified as 33 year-old James Montes and was in critical condition at SAMMC.
Investigators say Reyes then went to the St. Anthony Hotel. They say he pulled a gun on a clerk at that hotel.
Police are not sure if he got away with any money.
Then about half an hour later they say Reyes showed up at the popular Pico de Gallo restaurant just west of downtown.
They say he attempted to rob the place, but was confronted by a security guard.
Police say Reyes tried to shoot the guard, but apparently his gun malfunctioned.
The guard then shot Reyes in the head and abdomen.
EMS transported him to University Hospital where he was listed in stable condition.
Police are now working to piece the case together.
They say they will charge Reyes with three counts of aggravated robbery.
BRANDON Fla Dec 24 2012
A wild parking lot shooting left one man dead and two others injured early Saturday in Brandon.
Detectives with the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office are still sorting through the details to determine if any charges are warranted.
“It was an incredibly chaotic scene,” explained Samara Sodos, a spokesperson with HCSO.
The incident occurred outside the Boomerang Martini Bar on Town Center Blvd. just after 3 a.m. Investigators say it was triggered by a fight that broke out over a woman’s missing purse.
The item belonged to the girlfriend of 28-year-old Louis Kuilan-Maysonet of Tampa. According to witnesses Maysonet and an unidentified man got into an altercation about the purse that spilled out into the parking lot.
That’s when Maysonet allegedly flashed a handgun and began firing away. Christopher Gonzalez-Cartagena, 29, was hit several times. He was transported to Tampa General Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
After hearing the gunfire an armed security guard employed by Boomerangs ordered Maysonet to stop. That’s when according to witnesses Maysonet turned his gun on Andre Jennings.
“Because this armed security was in fear for his life and [the] lives of others he shot the man,” Sodos added.
Jennings, who has a concealed weapons permit, hit Maysonet when he returned fire. The man who apparently started the disturbance was transported to Brandon Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.
“It is senseless a fight over a purse ended up leading to a death,” Sodos said. “But that’s just the reality of what happened here.”
An innocent bystander who had nothing to do with the argument suffered a gunshot wound to the leg. Alejandro Salavarrieta, 22, was taken to TGH for treatment.
Saturday’s violence was not the first time a fatal shooting had occurred at that location. In October 2007 – when it was called Club Fluid – a woman was shot and killed.
Karen Taylor-Williams, a 36-year-old innocent bystander, was killed when a suspect later identified as Tyrone Grimes opened fire. He was arrested a few days later.
Grimes was convicted in 2009 and sentenced to life in prison.
Patricia Thomas shops often in Brandon and was surprised to see the contingent of law enforcement on scene Saturday morning.
“I just feel sorry for the people involved,” Thomas said. “It is scary because you don’t think it happens in this area. I was shocked.”
So far no charges have been filed as the investigation continues.
Memphis TN Dec 9 2012 Memphis police are investigating a shooting early Thursday morning at a truck stop near the airport. Witnesses say a security guard shot a man outside Love’s after the man pulled out a knife.
Pittsburgh PA Nov 22 2012
Greenville County sheriff investigates after security guard shoots out car window www.privateofficer.com
The suspect will be charged with criminal intent to commit armed robbery but more charges could be filed.
Austell GA Sept 13 2012 A security guard shot and killed a man in a gated Austell apartment complex Tuesday night, and police are investigating whether the shooter should be charged.
A 19-year-old man was also injured in the crossfire.
Following her husband’s shooting, Mr. Andre Oliver’s wife said the security guard has a history of picking fights with them and trying to get them evicted.
Other witnesses agreed, saying the security guard did not have to shoot the man, according to media reports.
The shooting happened shortly before 9:50 p.m. at 360 Six Flags Drive, according to Cobb County police.
Witnesses told police Mr. Oliver, 27, was shot by a security guard in the parking lot after getting into a fight with him, police spokesman Sgt. Dana Pierce said.
Investigators did not say why the men were fighting.
Still, it’s unclear what prompted the gunfire and police have not said whether Mr. Oliver was armed.
Mr. Jacoby Adams was also struck in the leg by a stray round, Sgt. Pierce said.
Both men were transported to Grady Memorial Hospital where Mr. Oliver died from his injuries, Sgt. Pierce said. Mr. Adams has since been released, he said.
“The security guard responsible for the shooting has not been charged and his name is not being released at this time pending a thorough investigation of the incident,” Sgt. Pierce said.
But the deadly shooting has raised the ire of some of the apartment’s residents who wants to see the security guard prosecuted.
Mrs. Davine Oliver, the dead man’s widow, told Channel 2 Action News that her husband was fighting with a security guard who had a history of picking fights with them.
She said she tried to break it up, but the guard shot her husband and the father of their 1-year-old son twice.
Witnesses said the guard shot him a third time after he fell to the ground, the news station reported.
Police have not said how many times the man was shot.
“I really don’t know what to do. I don’t. We had issues with this security guard for so long,” Mrs. Oliver said.
Other residents said they also had trouble with the security guard harassing them.
Ms. Valerie Dennis told CBS Atlanta she knew the victim and his family. “It’s tragic, it’s awful. It’s heart wrenching because she didn’t have to go through this,” Ms. Dennis said.
She said they’ve been complaining about how the guard treats the residents.
“He pulled a pistol on me, pulled it out on other people. You take the job too seriously. You ain’t a police officer,” Ms. Jenkins said.
She tells the news station she wants to see the security guard imprisoned.
“He should not get out. He should not even breathe the air we breathe. This man is crazy. He’s outta his head,” said Dennis.
Officers responded to the Santa Clara Apostolic Temple at 60 Santa Clara Avenue around 10:20 pm.
Police say it appears that a security guard caught a burglar in the basement and shot him.
We’re told his condition is serious.
Homicide detectives were sent to the scene to investigate.
The shooting occurred before 11:30 p.m. Saturday in the Lioncrest Townhomes subdivision in the 5000 block of Euclid Lane, according to Richton Park police.
Security guards hired by Lioncrest confronted two people inside a moving vehicle after watching the passenger fire numerous shots into the air, police said in a news release.
After ordering the vehicle to stop, the passenger got out the vehicle and pointed a handgun at the officers, police said.
The security officers ordered the man to drop the weapon, but he refused and fired at the officers, who returned fire and fatally struck the man, police said.
The gunman, Sean D. Smith, of the 200 block of West Elmwood Drive in Chicago Heights, was pronounced dead at the scene at 4 a.m. this morning, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
An autopsy confirmed that Smith died from multiple gunshot wounds.
A second person was wounded at the scene, but the police statement didn’t mention exactly how the person was wounded. The unidentified person was treated at St. James Hospital in Olympia Fields, questioned by authorities and released, police said.
Richton Park police were working with the South Suburban Major Crimes Task Force to investigate the shooting, authorities said.
Cook County prosecutors were also contacted about the shooting, but the case remains under investigation.
MELBOURNE Fla Aug 7 2012
A security guard shot a would-be robber at a Brevard County Internet cafe, police said early Tuesday morning.
Melbourne police responded to reports of an armed robbery at the Allied Veterans Internet Cafe, on the 3200 block of Babcock Street, not far from the Florida Institute of Technology campus.
According to police, three men tried to rob the place around 4 a.m. Tuesday, and that was when the security guard opened fire.
One of the men was shot and taken into custody a short distance from the scene. Police said the suspect was in “stable condition.”
Police said the shooting remains under investigation. No other details were immediately released.
If you have any information on this incident, call CrimeLine at (800) 423-TIPS (8477), or Melbourne police’s Crime Tip Line, at (321) 409-2259.