Security Guard Shoots, Kills Man During Fight at 7-Eleven

A Hyattsville man was shot and killed early Sunday morning during a fight with a security guard at the 7-Eleven store at 8202 Georgia Ave., according to a Montgomery County Police Department press release.

Twenty-seven-year-old Dean Christopher McDonald was buying an item in the store when he got into a dispute with the clerk, according to police.

“An armed, on-duty security guard, employed by a company that is contracted by the property manager to provide security services for the store, intervened,” the release said. “The dispute between McDonald and the security guard became physical and continued to the outside of the store. During the physical altercation outside of the store, the 44-year-old security guard discharged his weapon and struck McDonald.”

Police were called to the scene shortly before 4 a.m. Sunday and found McDonald unresponsive. Officers attempted life-saving efforts, which were not successful.

Detectives from the Major Crimes division are investigating the incident in coordination with the State’s Attorney’s office, and ask that anyone who has information about the incident to call 240.773.5070.

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Mike Diegel

Co-Founder/Editor at Source of the Spring
Mike Diegel, a founding member of Source of the Spring, is a Silver Spring advocate who has been appointed by the county executive to several committees and task forces. He currently is a member of the Silver Spring Arts & Entertainment District Advisory Committee. His background is in journalism and he earned a bachelor of arts in communications from McDaniel College. He is self-employed as a communications consultant and is an active volunteer with Appalachian Great Pyrenees Rescue. He has lived for more than 20 years in Northwood/Four Corners with his wife Trish and multiple Great Pyrenees dogs. He is better known around Silver Spring as the Guy with the Big White Dogs.
Security Guard Shoots, Kills Man During Fight at 7-Eleven