Police say security guard was shot while burglarizing home

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Albuquerque Police say a security guard was shot while trying to break into a residence. 

Officers were originally dispatched to the Movies 8 near San Mateo and Lumber in response to a call about a security guard being shot, possibly by a homeless individual.

While officers were heading to the shooting, a homeowner called 911, indicating a person in a security guard uniform tried to break into his home. He says he fired at the intruder.

Officers say it appears the security guard was burglarizing a home, was shot, and drove back to the Movies 8 to report being shot while on duty.

They say the gunshot wound does not appear to be life-threatening.

A neighbor says she was surprised to see the scene when she woke up.

“I heard about three or four pounds and then it was real quiet my dog started barking, didn’t hear anything after that, walked out of my apartments and a bunch of cops [were there] and it’s really quiet so it was kind of unusual to see anything or hear anything,” said Jessica McAtee

KRQE News 13 saw a Vet Sec Protection Agency vehicle at the movie theater and the apartment complex Friday morning, as well as someone with the company speaking with police.

KRQE News 13 reached out to Vet-Sec in Albuquerque, and their headquarters in Glendale, Arizona, but was told they have no comment. 

It is unclear if the security guard does in fact work at Movies 8 and was supposed to be on duty at the time, or if the company provides security at the apartment complex. 

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