LITHONIA, GA - A man suspected of shoplifting from a Walmart in Lithonia, Georgia is dead after being in a "physical altercation" with store employees, according to a police report obtained by WSB-TV Channel 2 Action News.
The police report said that the alleged shoplifter left the Walmart through the front door with two DVD players at around 1:30 a.m. Sunday morning. He was detained in the parking lot by two Walmart associates and a security officer.
Police arrived to find the employees on top of the suspect, who was reportedly unresponsive and bleeding from his nose and mouth.
A preliminary investigation indicates the victim was placed in a choke hold by the security officer, reports The Atlanta Journal Constitution. However, the cause of death has not yet been released.