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.
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