Security guard surrenders in fatal Publix supermarket shooting

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. — The security guard wanted in connection with a fatal June 10 shooting at a Publix in Hollywood, Florida, has surrendered to authorities.

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Update 8:22 p.m. EDT June 19: Andre Grey, 44, was wanted by police on a manslaughter with a firearm charge, WSVN reported.

Grey surrendered to police Saturday, more than a week after he was accused of shooting and killing a man at the Polk Street store after the two got into a physical altercation just after 10 p.m. June 10.

Grey’s bond has been set at $100,000, WPLG reported.

According to WSVN, Grey and the victim knew one another.

Original report. A security guard at a South Florida supermarket fatally shot a man who was attempting to enter the store after it closed, authorities said June 10.

The shooting occurred at a Publix in downtown Hollywood shortly after the supermarket closed at 10 p.m. EDT on Friday, the Miami Herald reported.

Investigators said the man, who knew the security guard, was involved in a physical altercation with the guard, WPLG-TV reported. Witnesses told WSVN-TV that an “aggressive man” had tried to enter the store, and that the security guard discharged his weapon, striking the victim. Investigators confirmed that the security guard was the shooter, according to the television station.

Police officers rendered aid at the scene before fire rescue personnel took the victim to an area hospital, WTVJ reported. He was pronounced dead at the hospital, a spokesperson for the Hollywood Police Department confirmed to the television station.

A Publix spokesperson told the Herald that because of the pending investigation, the company would not provide additional details. She referred questions to the Hollywood Police Department.

The security guard was not injured and was cooperating with police, WSVN reported. Police have taken possession of the guard’s gun, according to the television station.

The investigation is ongoing, police said.

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