Police: Security guard shoots, kills man in Phoenix

- Phoenix police say a man is dead after he was shot by a security guard in Phoenix.

According to police, the shooting happened at a fast food restaurant in the 3500 block of W. Buckeye on Wednesday night. Police say the 23-year-old security guard shot a 64-year-old man, who died at the scene.

Phoenix police say the security guard was involved in a confrontation with the man, who refused to leave the property and threatened to kill the security guard.

When the man continued to threaten the security guard, the guard displayed a handgun and shot the man. According to the Associated Press, the security guard said he was backing away when he shot the man.


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The security guard, according to police, is cooperating with investigators and the shooting will be submitted to the Maricopa County Attorney's Office for review.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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