Security guard shoots and kills suspect behind Phoenix strip mall

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PHOENIX - A security guard fatally shot a suspect outside a Phoenix strip mall.

Police say a 41-year-old security guard heard shots fired in a parking lot behind a strip mall located near 51st Avenue and McDowell Road Saturday just before 7 p.m.

The security guard reportedly confronted two suspects before a foot chase took place. One of the suspects was able to jump over a wall and escape.

The second suspect , who was armed, was not able to jump over and reportedly turned to face the security officer.

The suspect refused to drop his weapon after repeated commands and was shot by the security officer. He died as a result of his injuries. He has been identified as Fausto Palimino, 18.

The security guard, whose identity has not been released, will not face charges in this shooting.