WOODBRIDGE, Va. (AP) – Police say a security guard at a northern Virginia mall has died after being stabbed by a suspected shoplifter who fled the scene.
Prince William County Police said in a statement that officers responded to the Potomac Mills Mall in Woodbridge around 2:30 p.m. Saturday after a stabbing was reported.
WUSA-TV reports that 44-year-old Larry Donnell Drumgole was taken to a hospital, where he died. The other employee wasn’t hurt.
Police say the suspect, 35-year-old Jamel Carlos Kingsbury, was seen shoplifting inside a Burlington Coat Factory and two loss-prevention employees confronted him. A struggle ensued, and one of the guards was stabbed.
Officers searched the area but couldn’t find Kingsbury.
An investigation is ongoing.
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