Security Officer Shoots Shoplifter In The Back

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A woman was shot by a security guard early Friday at a western Birmingham truck stop.

Police said the shooting happened about 2:30 a.m. at the Pilot Travel Center on Bankhead Highway. Sgt. Bryan Shelton said the gunfire followed a shoplifting incident at the business.

The woman was shot in the back, and her injuries are believed to life-threatening. She was taken to UAB Hospital.

The security guard was detained and questioned. Shelton said no additional information was immediately available.

A security guard at the same truck stop was charged with attempted murder seven years ago after a shooting during a trespassing incident. In that 2010 case, police said a 46-year-old man was trespassing on the property and was asked to leave but refused. A struggle ensued and the security shot the man twice. The victim survived.

Police at the time said the security guard was charged with attempted murder because the confrontation between the two didn’t rise to the level that required the use of deadly force. The outcome of those charges wasn’t immediately available this morning.


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