Security guard shoots shoplifter at Bordeaux Walgreens

Posted: 5:27 AM, Mar 07, 2019
Updated: 2019-03-07 23:08:27Z

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A shoplifter was injured overnight after being shot by a security guard at a Walgreens in Bordeaux.

The incident happened around 4 a.m. Thursday at the business on Clarksville Pike.

Convicted felon, Marcus Pullens, 49, was confronted by security guard Qwardell Stewart as he was about to leave the store. Stewart insisted that Pullens return the items he was attempting to steal.

Pullen then retrieved several bottles of Febreze air freshener from his pants. However, when the thief realized that the security guard intended to prosecute him for stealing, the two men began to fight.

Stewart first used his baton in order to control Pullens but that was unsuccessful. Pullens then took out of razor blade and began to cut Stewart's left arm several times.

Officials with Metro Nashville police said Stewart then pulled out his pistol and shot Pullens in the legs.

Both were taken to area hospitals. Stewart received stitches for his cuts.

This is not the first time Pullens has found himself in trouble with the law either. In fact, according to police, Pullens have been arrested more than 115 times since 1988.

One month ago to the day, Pullens pleaded guilty to a felony aggravated assault after he used box cutter to slash a Truck Stops of America security guard after shoplifting merchandise in December 2018. For this plea, he was given a four-year probated sentence.