D.C. police have caught the suspect accused of stabbing and killing a security guard at a Burlington Coat Factory store in Virginia.
Police picked up Jamel Carlos Kingsbury, a 35-year-old black man, Tuesday after receiving a tip on his location in the district, DCist reports. The arrest occurred without incident.
The stabbing took place Saturday at approximately 2:30 p.m. Two loss prevention employees confronted Kingsbury, who they suspected had shoplifted items from the Burlington Coat Factory outlet at the Potomac Mills Mall as he attempted to leave the store.
Kingsbury immediately stabbed one of the employees during the ensuing struggle and fled the scene. When police arrived, they were unsuccessful in immediately locating Kingsbury.
It’s unclear exactly what was stolen, but police said it was a single, low-value item.
Unfortunately, although the 44-year-old security guard Larry Donnell Drumgole was whisked away to the hospital, he succumbed to his injuries shortly after. The other employee was left unscathed.
D.C. police plan to extradite Kingsbury back to Virginia.
The stabbing of a security guard at the mall Saturday is the first in recent memory, according to Prince William County police spokesman Nathan Probus.
“It’s a tragic situation,” Probus said.
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