A security guard shot and killed one individual on Thursday night in the parking lot of a supermarket store in north Columbus. At 10:15 p.m., officers from the Columbus Division of Police responded to the Kroger located in the 1700 block of Morse Road for reports of gunfire.
A victim of an alleged armed robbery was located by police in the parking lot. According to the authorities, one of the suspects was shot by a security guard who claimed to have witnessed the robbery and intervened.
The suspect, who was in serious condition when paramedics arrived, was pronounced dead at 11:12 p.m. at Riverside Methodist Hospital. Columbus police confirmed Juan Cuarenta, 19, as the victim on Friday afternoon.
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The second perpetrator ran away, and the authorities haven’t been able to track them down. Early on Friday, police said that they had towed a black automobile from the parking lot because it was connected to the shooting.
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