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Friday, August 23, 2013

security officer shot in Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio -A Wal-Mart security guard was hospitalized after being shot during a confrontation with a suspect.According to Columbus police, a man who was behaving suspiciously was spotted in the parking lot of the Wal-Mart at 3900 Morse Rd. at about 1:30 a.m.Wal-Mart security guard Gerald Wheeler was driving a pick-up truck and confronted the suspect, who was later identified as 29-year-old Terrence Blake.PHOTO GALLERY: Images From ScenePolice said the two struggled and that Blake allegedly shot the security guard with a .25-caliber pistol.According to police, after the shooting, Blake entered the guard’s white Ford Ranger that had a flashing yellow beacon on the roof, and sped away.Officers spotted the truck and chased the vehicle about five miles to Vendome and Argyle roads just off Sunbury Road.Police said the suspect resisted arrest and a Taser was used to subdue him.According to Columbus police, a firearm was found on the suspect when he was arrested.Wheeler was transported to Grant Medical Center, where he is listed in stable condition.Blake was not injured in the confrontation or arrest. He was charged with aggravated robbery and transported to the Franklin County Jail.

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