Security guard fatally shoots suspected shoplifter at Hollywood Walgreens, police say

An investigation was underway Monday after a security guard shot and killed a suspected shoplifter at a Walgreens store in Hollywood, police said.

The shooting was reported just after 8 p.m. Sunday at the Walgreens store on the corner of Sunset and Vine streets.

Police said a store security guard confronted a suspected male shoplifter, when then escalated into some sort of physical altercation. At some point, the security guard shot the victim, police said.

The man was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead, authorities said.

Homicide detectives were investigating the circumstances leading up to the shooting. Police told FOX 11 that the victim did not have a weapon.

The security guard has not been arrested in connection with the shooting, police said.

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