Wal-Mart worker shot to death pursuing suspected shoplifter

LILBURN, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say a Wal-Mart worker was shot and killed by a suspected shoplifter at a store northeast of Atlanta.

CBS 46 reports that the loss prevention officer was gunned down shortly after 9 p.m. Sunday at the Wal-Mart on Lawrenceville Highway in Lilburn.

Lilburn Police Capt. Thomas Bardugon tells The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that workers confronted the suspect as he headed toward the parking lot, and a struggle ensued. Bardugon said the suspect then pulled a handgun and fired one shot into the worker.

Police released a photo of the suspect from surveillance video. They said the man drove a red or dark red four-door sedan.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is assisting in the probe.

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