GLENDALE, AZ - Police are actively searching for a man who shot a security guard at a Glendale Circle K Tuesday night.
Glendale police spokesman Sgt. Jay O'Neill said the shooting happened around 6:30 p.m. at the store near 58th Avenue and Camelback Road.
O'Neil said the suspect was attempting to steal beer when he was approached by the uniformed guard.
The suspect put up a fight and fired several rounds at the security guard, striking him at least once.
The guard, who was wearing a bulletproof vest, was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Officers are trying to locate the suspect who fled the scene,
He is described as a Hispanic male, in his late 30s or early 40s, 5 feet, 5 inches tall and approximately 150 pounds.
He has short dark hair and a full mustache. He was wearing white tennis shoes, long gray shorts, and a black or gray shirt (button up type shirt but it was unbuttoned and there was nothing underneath).
If you have any information, you are asked to call the Glendale Police Department at 623-930-3000.