Beer thief fatally shot by Tulsa convenience store guard

The Associated Press - February 26, 2022 8:02 am

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Police in Tulsa say a man who tried to steal beer from a convenience store was fatally shot by a security guard after pulling a gun on the guard.

Officer Andre Baul said on Friday that 21-year-old Dewayne James was shot at about 10 p.m. on Thursday outside the store on the city’s north side. The name of the guard has not been released.

Police say the security guard told officers that he confronted James outside the store when he left without paying for the beer and that James pointed a gun at him.

Capt. Ryan Woods says the guard then shot James, who was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.


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