SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — A security guard has shot and killed a 7-Eleven customer who police say was involved in a dispute with the cashier.

Citing a Montgomery County police release, news outlets report that 27-year-old Deon Christopher McDonald was found outside the Silver Spring store early Sunday, and died at the scene.

A preliminary investigation found that McDonald was in the middle of purchasing an item when an argument broke out with the clerk, and an armed security guard intervened.

The confrontation between McDonald and the guard became physical and spilled outside, where the 44-year-old guard shot McDonald.

The guard is employed by a company that the property manager contracted.

Detectives are still gathering evidence and coordinating with prosecutors.

No charges have yet been filed. The security guard hasn’t been identified.

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