COLUMBUS, Ohio– A disagreement over cutting in line at a grocery store in Columbus, Ohio, turned into an attempted robbery and fatal shooting, according to the police.
The incident occurred around 10:15 p.m. on Thursday at a Kroger store. After a fight broke out, a security guard asked the involved individuals to leave.
One of the men went back into the store to pay for his groceries.
When he came out, the other men involved in the fight tried to rob him at gunpoint. The situation escalated when one of the alleged robbers fired shots, resulting in a fatality.
The security guard, who was armed, then fired his gun, hitting 19-year-old Juan Cuarenta. Police say Cuarenta was one of the accused robbers. It’s unclear if he or the other suspect was the one who opened fire.
Police say about 10 shots were fired in the Kroger parking lot.
Cuarenta was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
The second suspect ran away, and his identity is unknown.
Detectives took several people to police headquarters for questioning. They have not said if charges will be filed in the shooting.
Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact the Columbus Police Homicide Unit.