PD: Security guard shot, stabbed at Glendale Circle K

GLENDALE, AZ - Police are asking for the public's help finding the person responsible for shooting and stabbing a security guard at a Glendale Circle K Tuesday night.

Glendale police spokeswoman Tracey Breeden said the shooting happened around 6:30 p.m. at the store near 58th Avenue and Camelback Road.

Breeden said the suspect was trying to steal beer when a plain clothes security guard tried to stop him. A struggle ensued and a uniformed guard stepped in.

The guards used pepper spray to try and gain control, but the struggle continued. The suspect took out a handgun and shot the uniformed guard several times. Police said all but one hit his bulletproof vest.

The guard then deployed his Taser and hit the suspect who dropped the gun, but then pulled out a knife.

Police say the suspect cut the uniformed guard and assaulted the plain clothes officer before fleeing the store on foot.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, 25 to 35-years-old, 5 feet 4 inches to 5 feet 8 inches tall and about 155-160 pounds. He has short dark hair and a full mustache. He was last seen wearing a long gray shorts.

Breeden said both security guards suffered  non-life threatening injuries and are expected to be okay.

Anyone with information is urged to call Glendale Police Department at (623) 930-3000 or Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS.

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