Security guard shoots man in West Palm shopping plaza

December 31, 2008 by  
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A security guard shot his estranged wife’s boyfriend in the stomach in the parking lot of a shopping plaza in suburban West Palm Beach tonight, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office.

The security guard, whose name has not been released, was in uniform and in the parking lot of the Polo Grounds Shopping Plaza, which contains a Publix supermarket, near the intersection of Military Trail and Summit Boulevard around 8:30 p.m., according to a sheriff’s report. He was not working security at that plaza however.

The guard got into an argument with the boyfriend, according to a sheriff’s report. The guard, separated from his wife, shot the boyfriend in the stomach several times, according to the report.

A Florida Highway Patrol trooper, who was in the plaza, was nearby and arrested the guard. Sheriff’s deputies have taken him into custody while they investigate.

The boyfriend, described a being in his 30s, was flown by helicopter to Delray Medical Center in serious condition.