Man fatally shot by security guard after attack near Hemet restaurant


A 30-year-old man was shot and killed by a security guard in Hemet near a fast food restaurant Friday night, Aug. 6.

The 43-year-old security guard tried to speak with a man behind the restaurant, who the guard believed had just relieved himself at a tree in view of drive-thru customers, Hemet police Lt. Nate Miller said.

Instead, the man rushed the security guard and attacked him, Miller said. The guard then shot the man, who died at the scene.

Police responded about 11:45 p.m. to the parking lot of the restaurant in the 2000 block of East Florida Avenue, Miller said.

The security guard admitted shooting the man and was treated for cuts and contusions suffered during the confrontation, Miller said. He was not in custody as of 9 a.m. Saturday.

Police were interviewing the guard and witnesses as well as reviewing surveillance video from the area, Miller said. Portions of the parking lot were taped off and likely would be closed for several hours.

The identities of the man and the security guard were not immediately released by police.

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  1. This is definitely a awful incident to occur for both parties involved I know that any time a life is lost we get caught up in the hate this is a time for morning but also try to remember this sucurity guard is out there three days a week and has made sure that our lives are pertected and just from my own encounters with him he is a stand up guy and I hope people remember that through all this ,at the end of the day again tragic for both parties involved.


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