Burlington Coat Factory Security Guard Shoots, Injures Suspected Shoplifter

A Burlington Coat Factory security guard on Tuesday shot and wounded a suspected shoplifter, police said.

Police said that the guard opened fire during a confrontation with the suspect and hit him once in the right leg. Surveillance cameras at the shop at 5th and Howard streets captured the incident around 2:37 p.m., according to police.

The alleged shoplifter was taken to San Francisco General Hospital and is in stable condition. 

The case is under investigation and the security guard is in custody, but has not been arrested. 

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