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Police: Security Guards Shoot, Kill Armed Man in St. Pete

Police: Security Guards Shoot, Kill Armed Man in St. Pete
Posted at 8:45 AM, Feb 17, 2015
and last updated 2015-02-17 08:45:00-05

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Police say private security guards fatally shot an armed man at a St. Petersburg food market.

The shooting happened early Tuesday at the Obama Express Food Market.

St. Petersburg police say the man had been arguing outside the store around 3:30 a.m. He walked inside and the security guards asked him to leave. He refused.

The Tampa Bay Times reports the man apparently took out a gun and the guards opened fire.

Further details were not immediately available. Police have not released the names of the guards or the dead man.

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Information from: Tampa Bay Times (St. Petersburg, Fla.), http://www.tampabay.com.