One Killed When Security Guard Opens Fire During Possible Robbery Attempt - NBC Southern California

One Killed When Security Guard Opens Fire During Possible Robbery Attempt

Three men in pickups pulled up to the guard's car in what appears to be an attempted robbery in Lynwood

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    Security Guard Kills One, Injures Two in Lynwood

    An off-duty security guard killed one and injured two others for allegedly trying to break into his car. Gene Kang reports for the NBC4 News at 5:45 p.m on Friday, Sept. 20, 2019. (Published Friday, Sept. 20, 2019)

    An off-duty security guard shot three men, killing one, during a possible robbery attempt Friday morning in Lynwood.

    Officers responded to the shopping center parking lot in the 10900 block of Long Beach Boulevard about 4:45 a.m.

    According to the preliminary investigation, the security guard was sleeping in a vehicle and shot the men when they tried to rob him, the sheriff's department reported. The men approached the guard's vehicle after pulling up in two pickups, investigators said.

    "The security guard's vehicle windows were extremely tinted," sheriff's Lt. Scott Hoglund told reporters at the scene. "It is unknown at this time if the suspects knew that the victim was inside the car at that time or not."

    Security Guard Opens Fire in Lynwood

    [LA] Security Guard Opens Fire in Lynwood

    An off-duty security guard shot three men, killing one, during a possible attempted robbery Friday morning in Lynwood. Gene Kang reports for the NBC4 News at 11 a.m. on Friday Sept. 20, 2019.

    (Published Friday, Sept. 20, 2019)

    The security guard left the scene and called the sheriff's department, according to investigators. The guard was being questioned early Friday.

    "At this point, he is a victim," Hoglund said. "The legality of him carrying a firearm and his actions during the shooting will be investigated."

    The other men were taken to a hospital. Their conditions were not immediately available.

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