Man Shot Dead in Walgreens Parking Lot While Daughter, 12, Shopped Inside

A Texas father was fatally shot by a security guard during an argument outside a Walgreens while his 12-year-old daughter was inside the store, according to police.

Harris County Sheriff's Office (HCSO) Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said Michael Luna, 41, had pulled up outside the store, near Woodforest, at around 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

After pulling his truck up close to the front doors, Luna stayed in the vehicle with his daughter for a while before she went into the Walgreens.

The 31-year-old security guard then approached Luna and told him to move his truck. It was at this point that an argument reportedly erupted between the two.

It escalated to the point where Luna allegedly got out of his truck and became involved in a physical altercation with the security guard, striking him several times.

The security guard, who KTRK reported is employed by Integrity Global, ultimately reached for his gun and fired several times, a number of which struck Luna, said police.

When police arrived, they found Luna had suffered multiple gunshot wounds, which proved fatal.

In a statement shared on the HCSO's Facebook page, Sheriff Gonzalez said: "A security officer was involved in an altercation with an adult male outside of the store. The security officer discharged his weapon striking the male. The male was confirmed deceased on scene."

An update alongside the original statement added: "It was learned the victim, Michael Luna, had come to the store with his daughter. Luna stayed outside in his truck while his daughter went inside the store.

"Luna exchanged words with the security officer. Luna exited his truck and began striking him several times in the head, knocking him to the ground. The security times in the head, knocking him to the ground. The security officer drew his pistol and fired several times at Luna, striking him multiple times."

It concluded: "The security officer is licensed by the State of Texas. Following the investigation, the case will be presented to a Harris County Grand Jury."

Newsweek has contacted HCSO and Integrity Global for comment.

The shooting comes as another father was shot and killed in Florida on Wednesday with the alleged shooter seen dancing over the body of the victim moments afterward.

Dustin Wakefield, a father of one visiting Florida with his family from Colorado, was shot multiple times at around 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday at the seafood restaurant La Ceveceria, in Miami Beach.

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This undated file photo shows a police car, with emergency lights on, in an unidentified city. Michael Luna was shot dead outside the Walgreens. Chalabala/Getty