Security shoots suspect at Obama convenience store

St. Petersburg, Florida -- Police say a security guard shot and killed a man at a convenience store named after President Obama.

St. Pete Police say around 3:30 Tuesday morning, a man, identified as 23-year-old Jahi-quel Rai-Tex Black, was arguing with another man when they walked into the Obama Express Food Market on 18th Avenue South.

At some point, Black produced a handgun and began waving it around. The two armed uniform security officers -- who had been patrolling the exterior of the store -- came inside, confronted Black and both fired their weapons.

Black died from his injuries.

The two security guards have been identified as Torrence Benjamin, 26, and Gregory Jarmon, 36. They work for South Florida Impact Investigations, a company employed by the store.

Police say no charges are anticipated at this time. Once the investigation is over, investigators will forward their findings to the State Attorney's Office.

Surveillance video did capture the incident, but detectives are still reviewing it and have not yet released it to the media.


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