The security guard of Walmart in Margate, Florida would never have guessed that today would be his last day of work. But a man stealing $16 worth of undershirts decided that a life was a good enough price to pay for his pilfered garments.
Lewis Jhon, 49, of Coral Springs, was pronounced dead at North Broward Medical Center after the shooting at about 7:15 p.m., Margate Police Lt. Andy Zettek said.
Hollywood resident Terrell Kennith Johnson, 22, was identified as the subject. He fled on foot, and police said they later found what they believed to be his body, which appeared to have a self-inflicted gunshot wound,Zettek said.
Johnson was found on the 500 block of NW 51st Avenue.
The incident began when Johnson tried to steal packages of white undershirts at the Wal-Mart at 555 W. Atlantic Blvd in Margate, Zettek said. Jhon detained him, and at some point Johnson shot Jhon near the front entrance of the store, Zettek said.
What a senseless loss…
Especially over something as petty as undershirts.
It seems unfair that Lewis Jhon’s family will not see justice in a jail sentence. But in some sense, justice was served.