A US Army Reservist in Minnesota was shot and killed by a security guard after trying to commit armed robbery outside of a warehouse.
25-year-old Davon Wiley of Minneapolis was killed outside of the Operation Christmas Child warehouse in Eagan early Monday morning after he allegedly attempted to rob an armed security officer while wearing a mask.
The armed security officer -who has not been publicly identified- was employed with the Mill City Protective Agency- ironically the same company that Wiley had worked for.
While it is not certain if Wiley knew the guard who shot him or had ever been assigned to the warehouse himself, an attorney representing Mill City Protective Agency said the firm was hired to perform the requested tasks and “did what it had to do.”
Wiley was a member of the 367th Engineer Battalion in St. Cloud, and has several photos of himself in uniform on a social media page, which is still active.
Operation Christmas Child -the nonprofit that packs shoeboxes full of toys and gifts for children in need across the globe- released the following statement in light of the incident:
“In light of this week’s incident with a contracted security company, we have already enhanced our security measures. However, for the safety of our personnel and property, we do not discuss any details of our security operations.”
According to FOX9, police are still investigating the incident and say that as of right now, it appears the security guard’s actions were in self-defense.
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