[Update at 0730 on 14 April: 5 things to know: Suspect arrested after Wal-Mart guard shot during shoplifting, police say.] [Update at 2100 on 12 April: Police arrest suspect in Wal-Mart security guard’s death] So, this is why, despite the ruling a week ago by a court in Utah, Walmart's policy demanding that employees not engage in confrontations with customers is the only sane policy there is. Your life is not worth even a cart load of flat-screen televisions. Mar Teichner, reporting in Lilburn Walmart security guard shot and killed; suspect at large for WAGA in Atlanta details:
LILBURN, Ga.---A Lilburn Walmart security guard was shot and killed while trying to stop a shoplifter Sunday night. Police said J. D. Ferguson, 25, died Sunday night at the Walmart on Lawrenceville Highway and Pleasant Hill Road. Just before 9 p.m. Ferguson and another employee noticed a man trying to leave the store with three flat screen TVs he hadn't paid for. The workers confronted the man just inside the Walmart's front door. A physical altercation ensued, according to police, and the suspect then pulled a .38 caliber pistol and shot Ferguson. Paramedics rushed the victim to Gwinnett Medical, but he didn't survive. Police said Ferguson, who worked as a loss prevention officer, lived in Lilburn. The suspect escaped in a 4-door burgundy or dark red car. He is described as a dark-skinned black man, in his mid 30's, 5'9" with a medium build, bald and clean shaven. The suspect was wearing a grey or denim button down shirt and dark colored pants. Police said because of the violent nature of the crime, they believe he likely has a criminal past.A human life is worth more than any amount of possessions. Jeff Hess: Have Coffee Will Write.