Security guard shoots, kills robber inside downtown San Jose Walgreens; investigated as homicide

SAN JOSE (KRON) -- A security guard shot a robber inside a downtown San Jose Walgreens on Monday night, police said.

The shooting happened at around 8:23 p.m. at the store located at 5 S. First St. When police arrived, they found a man shot.

The robbery suspect was in the hospital with life-threatening injuries. He died on Tuesday afternoon, police said.

Police say the man, who was shot by the security guard, was trying to rob the Walgreens.

The security guard is cooperating with the investigation.

The shooting will be investigated as a homicide to see if the security guard was justified in the shooting.

No other information has been made available at this time. with KRON4 for updates on this breaking news story on-air, online, and on the KRON4 app.



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