Security guard killed in York County parking lot

Photo: WAVY

YORK, Va, (WAVY) – Deputies are investigating a murder in the 1200 block of George Washington Memorial Highway, where they say a security guard died after being shot early Thursday morning.

The guard was escorting a man from at event at the County Grill when the man shot him, according to Lieutenant Dennis Ivey, a spokesperson for the York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office.

All lanes of George Washington Memorial Highway are shut down from Coventry to the Newport News line while deputies search for the suspect, Ivey said.

Workers at a nearby Royal Farms gas station told deputies put the store on lockdown.

The security guard’s name has not been released. Deputies have not released a description of the suspect.

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