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Police: Security guard shoots shoplifting suspect at Cash Saver

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A shoplifting suspect is in the hospital after police said a security guard shot him.

Police were called to the Cash Saver on 4049 Elvis Presley Boulevard around 3:30 p.m. Thursday.

An investigation showed a security guard encountered a shoplifter and there was some sort of altercation between the two. The guard said the suspect tried to assault him.

That led to the guard firing a shot, which hit the suspect, police said.

Police said the suspect was taken to Regional Medical Center in noncritical condition.

Police have detained an adult, a juvenile and the security guard.

The investigation is ongoing as police examine the scene, watch security footage and talk to the several witnesses.