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Suspect killed after attempted shoplifting in Del City

Del City police say a man died after attempting to shoplift from a Walmart on Saturday. (Will Maetzold)

The Del City Police Department said a suspect was killed at the Walmart on Saturday night.

Police said an officer was called to the Walmart on Tinker Diagonal near Sooner Road after 11 p.m. after security had detained a shoplifting suspect. The officer determined the suspect had a warrant for an arrest. After trying to take the suspect into custody, the man attempted to shoot the security guard, who is also an Amber, Okla., police officer. At that point, the police officer fatally shot the man.

Both the security guard and police officer suffered gun shot wounds. They were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.


The identity of the man who was killed has not been released.


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