Security guard shoots driver who struck him

Posted on 08 Feb 2007 at 9:41pm
By Staff Reports

A security guard shot a car’s driver on Feb. 5 after the guard was rammed twice by the vehicle, according to a Dallas Police Department report.

The exchange occurred in a parking lot in the 3000 block of Throckmorton. The guard, Howell Pugh, 29, was assaulted after he advised the driver he was trespassing on private property.

The security guard pulled his gun on the driver before he was struck the second time, but the driver refused to stop, according to the report.

The guard fired three times at the driver but only hit him once.

The driver, who had refused to leave when first asked by the security guard, fled the scene after the shooting.

The alleged driver, Christopher Malone, 25, was charged with aggravated assault with a motor vehicle. He was arrested after he checked himself into Baylor Medical Center, complaining about a gunshot wound to the upper chest.

The driver of the car reportedly had been warned in the past not to trespass on the parking lot.

The guard called his supervisor to the scene for help in persuading the driver to leave. The supervisor witnessed the guard being struck by the car and the subsequent shooting.

A car matching the description provided by the guard and his supervisor was found at the suspect’s home.

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This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition February 9, 2007

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