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Man is in critical condition after security guard shoots him

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Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013, 5:15 p.m.
 

A security guard shot an unarmed man who was running away after robbing a truck in Homewood, Pittsburgh police said Thursday.

John Carter, 53, fired a single shot and struck Andrew Ferguson, 21, in the buttocks on Wednesday, Lt. Kevin Kraus said. Ferguson was in critical condition at UPMC Presbyterian, but is expected to survive his injury, Kraus said.

Ferguson will be charged with stealing about $1,000 out of a bag in the back of the Triangle Candy and Tobacco Company truck while it was outside a store on Hamilton Avenue, Kraus said.

Carter was initially identified as a constable, Kraus said, but detectives later learned he has been a Triangle Candy employee for eight years. Carter is permitted to carry a firearm, Kraus said.

Verona-based Triangle Candy owner Scott Frankel did not return a message left seeking comment. Investigators interviewed him and released him, but are meeting with the Allegheny County District Attorney's Office to determine if charges should be filed, Kraus said.

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