BURLINGTON, N.C. April 9 2018
A security officer has been shot to death during a robbery of a Burlington North Carolina business Sunday evening.
Burlington police are trying to locate three men accused of fatally shooting the security officer and injuring two others during a robbery at the Gone Fishing Sweepstakes located at 1365 North Church Street.
When police arrived at the business at around 9: 30 pm they found a patron and an employee suffering from head wounds – after being hit multiple times – and a security guard bludgeoned and suffering from a gunshot wound to the torso.
The security officer was pronounced dead at Alamance Regional Medical Center; the two injured were treated and released from the hospital.
Authorities have not released their names.
Police said during the incident, one of the suspects stole the security guard’s gun.
After the shooting, the three fled on foot toward Beaumont Avenue.
The suspects are three black males, between 5’10” and 6’1.”
Suspect one was wearing a black face covering and dark clothing, suspect two was wearing a red bandana over his face and dark clothes, and the third was wearing a hooded sweatshirt.
Witnesses told police the men were driving a dark-colored vehicle.
Those with information are asked to call police at (336) 229-3500.