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Newport News security guard shot in foot during struggle with suspect

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Posted at 6:16 AM, Aug 05, 2015
and last updated 2015-08-05 07:49:05-04

Newport News, Virginia – Police are searching for the man they say shot a security guard in the foot during a struggle.

A security guard on duty at The Towers apartment complex in the 700 block of Waterfront Circle approached the man near a fire escape stairwell, police say.

At some point police say the two began to struggle.

During the struggle, the man attempted to take the guard’s weapon and it discharged hitting the guard in the right foot.

The suspect then ran away.

The suspect is described as a black man, 25-30 year-old, thin build, short hair, wearing a black shirt and baggy blue jeans.