Security officer shoots man in groin at QuikTrip after assault with didgeridoo

By Hmarin - Self-made image, from photos of my didgeridoo collection, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=19164391

Even an Australian instrument can be a weapon -- when the instrument resembles a club and is wielded by an individual with malicious intent. Swift work by the security officer in this situation. You may wonder what a security officer is doing at a convenience store -- apparently it's a move by QuikTrip, a growing midwestern chain that implemented armed employees last year. -- IFPO.

By Stetson Payne, tulsaworld.com

A QuikTrip security guard shot and wounded a man after a disturbance spilled out of the store near downtown and into the parking lot.

Police responded about 11:15 p.m. Saturday to the QuikTrip at 1443 S. Denver Ave. in response to a shooting after a guard reportedly shot James Middlestadt in the groin.

The guard, who was not arrested, told police Middlestadt swung what appeared to be a large wooden club, later identified as a didgeridoo, at him as the altercation spilled out the south side of the store.

A witness told officers Middlestadt had a knife but had it handed off to a homeless person before police arrived. The guard told officers he fired two or three shots, and officers found two shell casings at the scene, according to a news release.

The store’s surveillance video appeared to corroborate the guard’s account of the incident, police said.

Read more TulsaWorld news here.

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