Police Kill Shoplifter Detained In Texas Kohl’s Store

KELLER (October 26, 2012)—Officers in Keller north of Fort Worth shot and killed a shoplifting suspect who police say lunged for an officer's gun while in custody.

Officers were sent to the Kohl's department store at around 4 p.m. Thursday after the suspected shoplifter was detained by store security personnel.

As officer Johnathan Hicks led the suspect to a squad car, police say the man began fighting with the officer.

Hicks fired his weapon four times, although it's not yet clear how many times the man was shot.

He died at a Fort Worth hospital.

Police have not identified the suspect, but say he appeared to be about 40 years old.

Hicks was treated for minor injuries.


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