Man killed in confrontation with security guard at Albertsons in Carson

One person is dead after a confrontation between a security guard and a shoplifting suspect at an Albertsons in Carson, witnesses and officials say.
CARSON, Calif. (KABC) -- One person is dead after a confrontation between a security guard and a shoplifting suspect at an Albertsons in Carson, witnesses and officials say.

The incident was reported at the Albertsons on the 100 block of East Carson Street around 6:45 p.m.

Lt. Derrick Alfred with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said two men went inside the Alberstons store and stole a couple of items before running out. Employees and shoppers alerted the security guard, who confronted the men in the parking lot and a fight occurred.

The security guard and one of the suspects suffered stab wounds during the fight and were taken from the scene to a hospital.

The suspect later died at the hospital.

Alfred said some of items stolen appear to be beer and toilet paper.

Authorities are still determining who the knife belonged to, but it did not appear that the security guard was armed.

Alfred said the second shoplifting suspect fled the scene.

An investigation is ongoing.
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