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Baltimore Police identify man fatally shot by security guard in grocery store

On Thursday, Baltimore police identified the man shot and killed by a grocery store security guard Tuesday as 24-year-old Nicholas Lee.

Police said the guard shot Lee and a woman at the Giant Food store in the 6600 block of Reisterstown Road at the Reisterstown Plaza shopping center. Lee was pronounced dead at the hospital, police said. The woman suffered a gunshot wound to her hand.

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It remains unclear whether the security guard will face criminal charges. The state’s attorney’s office is expected to review the case once police complete their investigation.

On Wednesday, there was little evidence of the violence that occurred the day before as shoppers ducked in and out for groceries. Only some yellow police tape remained on a nearby stop sign.

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The department has not named the security guard and Eldridge declined to name the company where the guard was employed.

Calls to Giant’s corporate office seeking additional information about the security guard were not returned Wednesday.

Felismina Andrade, director of external communications community relations at Giant, said previously that the grocery store chain is “cooperating fully with law enforcement.”

Odera Odunze, a pharmacy technician at the store, told The Baltimore Sun that he heard about three gunshots before he, several customers, and two pharmacists, waited inside the pharmacy area.

Among the employees at the store was Mayor Brandon Scott’s mother, who was not injured.

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