SYLMAR – Authorities Thursday identified a man who was fatally shot by a security guard at a Sylmar grocery store after allegedly threatening employees with a shard of glass.
The shooting was reported about 3:40 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, in the 13700 block of Foothill Boulevard, said Officer Tony Im of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Media Relations Section.
Joshua Kistler, 32, of Palmdale died at the scene.
“He came in angry, ready to hurt people,” Im said of the suspect.
The guard was questioned, but was not arrested, according to the LAPD.
Witnesses told police the guard was defending himself and the store’s employees.