Liquor store security guard shoots customer in buttocks

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — A man is recovering at Methodist Hospital tonight after being shot in the buttocks.

IMPD says a male customer entered the Hoot Package Liquor Store early Sunday morning to make a purchase. He got into a verbal argument with the female clerk. Upon making his purchase and exiting the store, the clerk called a security guard in the parking lot to assist.

The customer then got into an argument with the security guard, and they began beating on each other. The customer took off running, at which point the security guard took three shots at the man. One shot hit his buttocks and lower back region.

Police say the customer then got into his car with a woman believed to be his wife, and she drove him to Methodist Hospital. He is recovering there with non-life threatening injuries. The security guard was also treated by medical personnel there on scene.

It’s unclear if any charges will be filed.